Adjective "affiliate" definition and examples

(Affiliate may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)



Definitions and examples


Officially attach or connect (a subsidiary group or a person) to an organization.
  1. 'In short - you can choose how closely you would like to be affiliated with our new journey!'
  2. 'All are affiliated with slates consisting of similarly minded candidates.'
  3. 'The regime limited unions not affiliated with the Government in their attempts to advance worker rights.'
  4. 'They demanded involvement in one or more of the innumerable organizations run by or affiliated with the party.'
  5. 'Look for groups affiliated with a reputable organization or hosted by an expert.'
  6. 'Also ask the researcher if they are affiliated with a research group or a national organization.'
  7. 'Most farmers' organisations are affiliated with one or other of the political parties.'
  8. 'The club has fully qualified coaches and is affiliated with the local Football Association.'
  9. 'Associates are affiliated with the community, but do not take canonical vows.'
  10. 'He stressed that the new economic team must be filled with professionals not affiliated with any political party.'
  11. 'the main party agreed to affiliate four Conservative associations'
  12. 'Fourteen years ago, just 171 organisations were affiliated, compared to 959 now.'
  13. 'It zeroed in on these youngsters in each district, trained them and affiliated them to the mission.'
  14. 'almost all students affiliate to the Students' Union'
  15. 'Never before have trade union members who choose to affiliate to the Party been given the choice.'
  16. 'I had just started a youth club in 1973 and I was looking around to see who we would affiliate to.'
  17. 'Unfortunately the conference narrowly voted against affiliating to the Coalition.'
  18. 'To participate in this process, groups must affiliate to the Community and Voluntary Network by Friday, February 20.'
  19. 'The Football Coaches Association will this season affiliate to foreign coaching bodies in a bid to attach its membership to international coaching courses.'
  20. 'These circumstances led to the decision to allow branches to affiliate to and provide finance for other political organisations of their choosing.'
  21. 'Get your union branch, student union or community organisation to affiliate to the union.'
  22. 'Major unions threw their weight behind the anti-war movement, affiliating to the Coalition.'
  23. 'In December 1997, the executive banned branches from affiliating to, or making donations to the union.'
  24. 'Commuters came from different persuasions which meant there was no need for him to affiliate to any political organisation.'


A person or organization officially attached to a larger body.
  1. 'The relationship between the national office and local affiliates is still evolving, still being worked out.'
  2. 'If the affiliates make a public call for an independent inquiry, I think they would have to act.'
  3. 'Another affiliate supplies security equipment and services in the co-op service area and beyond.'
  4. 'Local cable and satellite affiliates will distribute the food donations to local food banks.'
  5. 'Similarly, a company may draw components and supplies from a subsidiary or from an affiliate or on the open market.'
  6. 'Markets were opened by the government to products produced by affiliates overseas.'
  7. 'Almost all affiliates and subsidiaries were anchor companies in the country's economy and many of them did business all over the world.'
  8. 'Those affiliates and organizations assigned personnel to fill the slots.'
  9. 'Finally, several national organizations have begun to help their local affiliates start charter schools.'
  10. 'It has expanded internationally, with overseas affiliates in Macedonia, the United States and Switzerland.'

More definitions

1. to bring into close association or connection: The research center is affiliated with the university.

2. to attach or unite on terms of fellowship; associate (usually followed by with in U.S. usage, by to in Brit. usage): to affiliate with the church.

3. to trace the descent, derivation, or origin of: to affiliate a language.

4. to adopt.

5. Law. to fix the paternity of, as an illegitimate child: The mother affiliated her child u

More examples(as adjective)

"somes can be affiliate with banks."

"somes can be affiliate."


Mid 18th century: from medieval Latin affiliat- ‘adopted as a son’, from the verb affiliare, from ad- ‘towards’ + filius ‘son’.