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Affiliate   Listen
verb
Affiliate  v. t.  (past & past part. affiliated; pres. part. affiliating)  
1.
To adopt; to receive into a family as a son; hence, to bring or receive into close connection; to ally. "Is the soul affiliated to God, or is it estranged and in rebellion?"
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?"
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.






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Affiliate" Quotes from Famous Books



... under other circumstances, would have been regarded as beneath contempt, the vulgar minded and vulgar hearted—with these, even Christians (so called) did not hesitate to affiliate themselves in order to crush a man who was guilty of no crime save that, having a colored skin, he was supposed to be about to marry a lady a few shades lighter than himself. O, the length and breadth, the height and depth, the cruelty ...
— The American Prejudice Against Color - An Authentic Narrative, Showing How Easily The Nation Got - Into An Uproar. • William G. Allen

... policy that would allay strife. Mazzini and his followers could not long endure the policies of the International, and they soon withdrew. The Proudhonians never at any time sympathized with the program and methods adopted by the International. The German organizations were not able to affiliate, by reason of the political conditions in that country, although numerous individuals attended the congresses. Nearly all the Germans were supporters of the policies of Marx, while most of the leading trade unionists of England completely understood and sympathized ...
— Violence and the Labor Movement • Robert Hunter

... not affiliate as much with Floretta as with Maria Atkins. Abby had gone to work in the shop, and so Ellen did not see so much of her. Maria was not as much a favorite with the boys as she had been since they had passed and not yet returned to that ...
— The Portion of Labor • Mary E. Wilkins Freeman



Words linked to "Affiliate" :   go steady, fall in, get together, date, assort, interact, keep company, consort, organization, associate, organisation, see, affiliation, join, ally



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