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AFFILIATE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does affiliate mean? 

AFFILIATE (noun)
  The noun AFFILIATE has 2 senses:

1. a subordinate or subsidiary associate; a person who is affiliated with another or with an organization
2. a subsidiary or subordinate organization that is affiliated with another organization

  Familiarity information: AFFILIATE used as a noun is rare.


AFFILIATE (verb)
  The verb AFFILIATE has 3 senses:

1. join in an affiliation
2. keep company with; hang out with
3. join in an affiliation

  Familiarity information: AFFILIATE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


AFFILIATE (noun)


Sense 1affiliate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A subordinate or subsidiary associate; a person who is affiliated with another or with an organization

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("affiliate" is a kind of...):

associate (a person who joins with others in some activity)


Sense 2affiliate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A subsidiary or subordinate organization that is affiliated with another organization

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Context example:

network affiliates

Hypernyms ("affiliate" is a kind of...):

organisation; organization (a group of people who work together)


AFFILIATE (verb)


Sense 1affiliate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Join in an affiliation

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Context example:

They affiliated themselves with the organization

Hypernyms (to "affiliate" is one way to...):

fall in; get together; join (become part of; become a member of a group or organization)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s PP


Sense 2affiliate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Keep company with; hang out with

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

assort; consort; affiliate; associate

Context examples:

He associates with strange people / She affiliates with her colleagues

Hypernyms (to "affiliate" is one way to...):

interact (act together or towards others or with others)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "affiliate"):

ally (become an ally or associate, as by a treaty or marriage)

date; go out; go steady; see (date regularly; have a steady relationship with)

accompany; companion; company; keep company (be a companion to somebody)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s PP


Sense 3affiliate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Join in an affiliation

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Context example:

The two colleges affiliated

Hypernyms (to "affiliate" is one way to...):

fall in; get together; join (become part of; become a member of a group or organization)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s


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