Day 1883: Affiliate

Because I affiliate myself with a blog that often defines terms, here are some definitions of “affiliate”:

1. officially attach or connect (a subsidiary group or a person) to an organization.
“the college is affiliated with the University of Wisconsin”
synonyms: associate with, unite with, combine with, join (up) with, link up with, team up with, ally with, align with, band together with, federate with, amalgamate with, merge with; More
1. a person or organization officially attached to a larger body.
“the company established links with British affiliates”
synonyms: partner, branch, offshoot, subsidiary


affiliated; affiliating
transitive verb
1 a : to bring or receive into close connection as a member or branch. “The medical school is affiliated with a hospital.”
b : to associate as a member. ” She affiliates herself with the local club.”
2 : to trace the origin of. “They affiliated Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” to earlier plays.”
intransitive verb
: to connect or associate oneself : combine.  “She refused to affiliate with any political party.”


I am officially attached and connected to a national organization of group psychotherapists which has multiple local affiliates. Therefore, today I am associating, uniting, combining, joining, up, linking up, teaming up, allying, aligning, banding together, federating, amalgamating, and merging with representatives of other local affiliates for many hours in Houston, Texas,  a state affiliated with the United States of America.

Are any of today’s blog-affiliated photos good representations of  “affiliate”?










There are many children’s book characters affiliated with Massachusetts.




That skating rink is affiliated with the Galleria Mall in Houston — an unexpected affiliation to me.

“I L-O-V-E U” by Take 6 uses the word “affiliate” (at 2:01 in this affiliated video):

Since you are affiliating yourself with this blog today, how might you use “affiliate” in a sentence?

Thanks to all who helped me create this post now affiliated with The Year(s) of Living Non-Judgmentally and — of course! — thanks to YOU, no matter how you affiliate yourself.




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29 thoughts on “Day 1883: Affiliate

  1. My affiliation with WordPress has connected me to you, Ann. I like your storybook character chair. I. know those ducklings well and had a ride in a swan boat once. Enjoy your time away.

  2. I think it’s important to be affiliated. Gives you a sense of belonging.

  3. Like with Ruth, we are affiliated with the WP community, expressing a wide variety of unaffiliated ideas, but still managing to get along.

  4. “A filly ate my lunch”.
    Good luck with your presentation Ann❣️

  5. I’m glad to attach myself to your words and photographs daily, Ann.

  6. I’m an affiliate of your fan club

  7. I too am affiliated with my WordPress family, of which you are a very important part! Enjoy Houston!

  8. According to the OED an older definition of the verb “affiliate” is “to adopt”. It seems strange to me, and a little disappointing, that this definition is now described as “obsolete”. It seems to me that when you affiliate with something or someone it’s because you already share so much in common with them that to adopt them is to make them part of yourself.

  9. I do make way for ducklings, whenever they wander by. And this week, I am making way for an old, battered orange cat who will be joining our family Tuesday evening.

  10. I am pleased to be affiliated in a tiny way with this awesome blog

  11. I am proud to be affiliated with you and your blog! Looks like others said the same thing….we are affiliated in our praise of you!

  12. Affiliate works

    i am a new affiliate and a new blogger it really does help to know that i have a team to help me if i need it!

  13. Pingback: Day 2288: Open | The Year(s) of Living Non-Judgmentally

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