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affiliate

af·fil·i·ate

affiliate

 
 
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
pronunciation: fI li eIt
inflections: affiliated, affiliates, affiliating
definition 1: to associate or connect (oneself) as a subordinate member or branch (usu. fol. by with).
The local women's club affiliated itself with the national organization some years ago.
synonyms:
merge
similar words:
ally, amalgamate, associate, attach, combine, connect, unite
definition 2: to accept or adopt as a close associate, esp. as a subordinate member or branch.
similar words:
acquire, adopt, amalgamate, coalesce, consolidate, federate, incorporate, syndicate
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
pronunciation: fI li eIt
definition: to be closely connected.
similar words:
associate, relate, unite
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part of speech: noun
pronunciation: fI li t
definition: a person or organization that is associated with another as a subordinate or subsidiary.
The controversial advertisement will not be shown on this network or its affiliates.
synonyms:
branch, subsidiary
similar words:
adjunct, division, section, subdivision
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derivations: affiliable (adj.), affiliated (adj.), affiliation (n.)
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