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

  Affiliate \Af*fil"i*ate\, v. i.
     To connect or associate one's self; -- followed by with; as,
     they affiliate with no party.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a subordinate or subsidiary associate; a person who is
           affiliated with another or with an organization
      2: a subsidiary or subordinate organization that is affiliated
         with another organization; "network affiliates"
      v 1: keep company with; hang out with; "He associates with
           strange people"; "She affiliates with her colleagues" [syn:
           consort, associate, affiliate, assort]
      2: join in an affiliation; "The two colleges affiliated"; "They
         affiliated with a national group"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  210 Moby Thesaurus words for "affiliate":
     Americanize, Anglicize, Greek, accept, acculturate, acculturize,
     act in concert, act together, admit, adopt, affiliate to,
     affiliate with, affiliated, allied, ally, amalgamate, approve, arm,
     assimilate, associate, associated, band, band together,
     be in cahoots, be in league, belonger, bound, bracketed, branch,
     branch office, brother, bunch, bunch up, cabal, cabalistic,
     card-carrier, card-carrying member, cardholder, carry,
     cement a union, centralize, chapter, charter member, club,
     club together, clubber, clubman, clubwoman, coact, coalesce,
     collaborate, collateral, collude, combine, come into,
     come together, committeeman, comrade, concert, concord, concur,
     confederate, confederated, confer citizenship, conjugate,
     connected, consociate, consolidate, conspiratorial, conspire,
     conventioneer, conventioner, conventionist, cooperate, corporate,
     correlated, couple, coupled, creep in, derive from, division,
     do business with, dues-paying member, embrace, enleagued, enlist,
     enlistee, enroll, enrollee, enter, espouse, father, federalize,
     federate, federated, fellow, filiate to, fraternity man, fuse,
     gang, gang up, get heads together, get into, get together,
     go in for, go in partners, go in partnership, go into, go native,
     go partners, guildsman, hang together, harmonize, hold together,
     honorary member, hook up, hook up with, implicated, in cahoots,
     in league, in partnership, in with, initiate, insider, interlinked,
     interlocked, interrelated, involved, join, join forces,
     join fortunes with, join in, join together, join up, join up with,
     join with, joined, joiner, keep together, knotted, league,
     league together, league with, leagued, life member, linked, local,
     lodge, make common cause, married, marry, member, merge,
     naturalize, of that ilk, of that kind, offshoot, one of us, organ,
     organize, pair, pair off, paired, parallel, partner, partners with,
     pass, play ball, pledge, post, pull together, put heads together,
     ratify, reciprocate, related, sign on, sign up, sister, sneak in,
     socius, sorority girl, sorority woman, spliced, stand together,
     stand up with, take out membership, take up, take up membership,
     team up, team up with, team with, teamed, throw in together,
     throw in with, tie in, tie in with, tie up, tie up with, tied,
     trace to, twinned, unionize, unite, unite efforts, unite with, wed,
     wedded, wing, work together, yoked

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