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affiliate

verb [T] uk   /əˈfɪl.i.eɪt/ us  
to cause a group to become part of or form a close relationship with another, usually larger, group, or organization: a college affiliated to the University of Mumbai The school is affiliated with a national association of driving schools.

affiliate

noun [C] uk   /əˈfɪl.i.ət/ us  
an organization that is connected with or controlled by another, usually larger, organization: Our college is an affiliate of the university.
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