"affiliates" in the noun sense
a subordinate or subsidiary associate a person who is affiliated with another or with an organization
a subsidiary or subordinate organization that is affiliated with another organization
"affiliates" in the verb sense
1. consort, associate, affiliate, assort
keep company with hang out with
"He associates with strange people"
"She affiliates with her colleagues"
join in an affiliation
"The two colleges affiliated"
"They affiliated with a national group"
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