[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"