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affiliate

af·fil·i·ate

affiliate

 
 
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
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Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
pronunciation: fI li eIt
inflections: affiliated, affiliates, affiliating
definition 1: to associate or connect (oneself) as a subordinate member or branch (usu. fol. by with).
The local women's club affiliated itself with the national organization some years ago.
synonyms:
merge
similar words:
ally, amalgamate, associate, attach, combine, connect, unite
definition 2: to accept or adopt as a close associate, esp. as a subordinate member or branch.
similar words:
acquire, adopt, amalgamate, coalesce, consolidate, federate, incorporate, syndicate
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
pronunciation: fI li eIt
definition: to be closely connected.
similar words:
associate, relate, unite
 
part of speech: noun
pronunciation: fI li t
definition: a person or organization that is associated with another as a subordinate or subsidiary.
The controversial advertisement will not be shown on this network or its affiliates.
synonyms:
branch, subsidiary
similar words:
adjunct, division, section, subdivision
derivations: affiliable (adj.), affiliated (adj.), affiliation (n.)
Word Parts
The word affiliate contains the following parts:
af- Latin prefix that means to, toward
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The prefix af- occurs in Latin loanwords. It is an assimilated form of ad- used before roots beginning with "f," such as fil1 and fix. See ad-.
fil1 Latin root that means son or daughter
-ate1 Latin verb-forming suffix that means to make, cause, do
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The suffix -ate primarily forms transitive verbs from Latin bases. Many -ate verbs were loanwords from Latin. Verbs ending in -ate combine with the suffix -ion to form nouns ending in -ation. These verbs also have corresponding agent nouns ending in -ator (navigator, dictator, elevator).