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"affiliate" in British English

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affiliateverb [T]

uk   us   /əˈfɪl.i.eɪt/

affiliatenoun [C]

uk   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)

"affiliate" in American English

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affiliateverb [I/T]

 us   /əˈfɪl·iˌeɪt/
to ​becomepart of or ​form a ​closerelationship with a ​group or ​organization: [T] I’m not affiliated with any ​politicalparty. [I] The two ​schools will affiliate next ​year.
affiliation
noun [C/U]  us   /əˌfɪl·iˈeɪ·ʃən/
[C] The ​group has affiliations with several ​organizationsabroad.

affiliatenoun [C]

 us   /əˈfɪl·i·ət, -ˌeɪt/
one ​part of a ​largergroup 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)

"affiliate" in Business English

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affiliatenoun [C]

uk   us   /əˈfɪliət/
an ​organization that is ​officiallyconnected with or ​controlled by another, usually larger, ​organization: The ​studyestimates that the school and its affiliates ​generateemployment of 52,459 ​workers. The ​company has ​sold its affiliate ​marketingbusiness.

affiliateverb [T, usually passive]

uk   us   /əˈfɪlieɪt/
be affiliated with/to sth to be ​officiallyconnected with or ​controlled by another, usually larger, ​company or ​organization: The ​trust is ​affiliated with another nonprofit ​group. In Dubai, most of the ​majorhotels 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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