Affiliate

Definition of Affiliate

Af`fil´i`ate
v. t.1.To adopt; to receive into a family as a son; hence, to bring or receive into close connection; to ally.
[imp. & p. p. Affiliated ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Affiliating ( ).]
Is the soul affiliated to God, or is it estranged and in rebellion?
- I. Taylor.
2.To fix the paternity of; - said of an illegitimate child; as, to affiliate the child to (or on or upon) one man rather than another.
3.To connect in the way of descent; to trace origin to.
How do these facts tend to affiliate the faculty of hearing upon the aboriginal vegetative processes?
- H. Spencer.
4.To attach (to) or unite (with); to receive into a society as a member, and initiate into its mysteries, plans, etc.; - followed by to or with.
Affiliated societies
societies connected with a central society, or with each other.
v. i.1.To connect or associate one's self; - followed by with; as, they affiliate with no party.

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