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affiliate

  

      vb  
1    tr; foll by: to or with   to receive into close connection or association (with a larger body, group, organization, etc.); adopt as a member, branch, etc.  
2    foll by: with   to associate (oneself) or be associated, esp. as a subordinate or subsidiary; bring or come into close connection  
he affiliated himself with the Union     
      n  
3   
a    a person or organization that is affiliated with another  
b    (as modifier)  
an affiliate member     
     (C18: from Medieval Latin affiliatus adopted as a son, from affiliare, from Latin filius son)  
  affiliation      n  
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affiliate

  
  
ally, amalgamate, annex, associate, band together, combine, confederate, connect, incorporate, join, unite  

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