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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Affiliate  \Af*fil"i*ate\,  v.  i. 
  To  connect  or  associate  one's  self  --  followed  by  with  as 
  they  affiliate  with  no  party. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  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 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  affiliate 
  v  1:  join  in  an  affiliation;  "They  affiliated  themselves  with  the 
  organization" 
  2:  keep  company  with  hang  out  with  "He  associates  with 
  strange  people";  "She  affiliates  with  her  colleagues" 
  [syn:  {consort},  {associate},  {assort}] 
  3:  join  in  an  affiliation;  "The  two  colleges  affiliated" 




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