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 for Affiliating
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Affiliate \Af*fil"i*ate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Affiliated; p.
     pr. & vb. n. Affiliating.] [LL. adfiliare, affiliare, to
     adopt as son; ad + filius son: cf. F. affilier.]
     1. To adopt; to receive into a family as a son; hence, to
        bring or receive into close connection; to ally.
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              Is the soul affiliated to God, or is it estranged
              and in rebellion?                     --I. Taylor.
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     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.
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     3. To connect in the way of descent; to trace origin to.
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              How do these facts tend to affiliate the faculty of
              hearing upon the aboriginal vegetative processes?
                                                    --H. Spencer.
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     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.
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     Affiliated societies, societies connected with a central
        society, or with each other.
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