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Definition of affiliate:

  1. To adopt; to receive into a family as a son; hence, to bring or receive into close connection; to ally.
  2. 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.
  3. To connect in the way of descent; to trace origin to.
  4. To connect or associate one's self; - followed by with; as, they affiliate with no party.
  5. 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.


cohort, fellow, accord, partner, assort, conjoin, run, link, classify, sort, colleague, separate, tie in, associate, bind, part, sort out, fit in, member, branch, link up, agree, combine, class, concord, colligate, subsidiary, consort, division, harmonize, harmonise, copartner, consociate, branch.

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