V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary


verb, noun

Definition: (v.) 1. to associate with or to receive as a member or participant; 2. to trace the origins of; (n.) a person or group that is associated with, or a member of, another

Synonyms: (v.) associate, connect, merge, join, ally, unite, (n.) associate, member, subsidiary, branch, partner

Antonyms: (v.) disband, disassociate, separate, disjoin

Tips: Affiliate can be used as a verb as well as a noun, denoting a person or organization affiliated with another. The word is pronounced differently, depending on the use: as a verb, the second "a" is long, and as a noun, affiliate is pronounced with a short second "a." The adjective affiliated means "associated with."

Usage Examples:

She got her start with the small radio station affiliated with the university. (associated) adjective

The company used the party as an opportunity to affiliate with its partners and investors. (connect, associate) verb

You can earn bonus mileage points when you stay at a hotel that is affiliated with the airline with which you have your frequent flyer program. (allied, partnered) adjective

Our new company affiliate can go far in helping us drive traffic to our web site through their members. (partner, branch, associate) noun

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