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[n] a subsidiary or subordinate organization that is affiliated with another organization; "network affiliates"
[n] a subordinate or subsidiary associate; a person who is affiliated with another or with an organization
[v] join in an affiliation; "The two colleges affiliated"
[v] keep company with; hang out with; "He associates with strange people"; "She affiliates with her colleagues"
[v] join in an affiliation; "They affiliated themselves with the organization"


associate, assort, consort

Misc. Definitions

\Af*fil"i*ate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Affiliated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Affiliating}.] [LL. adfiliare, affiliare, to adopt as son; ad + filius son: cf. F. affilier.]
1. To adopt; to receive into a family as a son; hence, to bring or receive into close connection; to ally. Is the soul affiliated to God, or is it estranged and in rebellion? --I. Taylor.
2. To fix the paternity of; -- said of an illegitimate child; as, to affiliate the child to (or on or upon) one man rather than another.
3. To connect in the way of descent; to trace origin to. How do these facts tend to affiliate the faculty of hearing upon the aboriginal vegetative processes? --H. Spencer.
4. To attach (to) or unite (with); to receive into a society as a member, and initiate into its mysteries, plans, etc.; -- followed by to or with. {Affiliated societies}, societies connected with a central society, or with each other.
\Af*fil"i*ate\, v. i. To connect or associate one's self; -- followed by with; as, they affiliate with no party.

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