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