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affiliateverb [T]

uk   /əˈfɪl.i.eɪt/ us   /əˈfɪl.i.eɪt/

affiliatenoun [C]

uk   /əˈfɪl.i.ət/ us   /əˈfɪl.i.ət/
an organization that is connected with or controlled by another, usually larger, organization: Our college is an affiliate of the university.
(Definition of affiliate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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affiliateverb [I/T]

us   /əˈfɪl·iˌeɪt/
to become part of or form a close relationship with a group or organization: [T] I’m not affiliated with any political party. [I] The two schools will affiliate next year.
affiliation
noun [C/U] us   /əˌfɪl·iˈeɪ·ʃən/
[C] The group has affiliations with several organizations abroad.

affiliatenoun [C]

us   /əˈfɪl·i·ət, -ˌeɪt/
one part of a larger group or organization: The show is broadcast on most of the network’s affiliates.
(Definition of affiliate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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affiliatenoun [C]

uk   /əˈfɪliət/ us  
an organization that is officially connected with or controlled by another, usually larger, organization: The study estimates that the school and its affiliates generate employment of 52,459 workers. The company has sold its affiliate marketing business.

affiliateverb [T, usually passive]

uk   /əˈfɪlieɪt/ us  
be affiliated with/to sth
to be officially connected with or controlled by another, usually larger, company or organization: The trust is affiliated with another nonprofit group. In Dubai, most of the major hotels are affiliated to one of the several world-class golf courses.
(Definition of affiliate from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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