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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: affiliates, affiliating, affiliated
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.
The large, national bank affiliated many of the smaller, local banks.
similar words:
acquire, adopt, amalgamate, coalesce, consolidate, federate, incorporate, syndicate
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
pronunciation: fI li eIt
definition: to become closely connected (often fol. by "with").
The two organizations decided it would be best to affiliate rather than compete with each other.Her parents did not want her to affiliate with any members of that family.
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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