af·fil·i·ate | ə-ˈfi-lē-ˌāt
1a : to bring or receive into close connection as a member or branch The medical school is affiliated with a hospital.
b : to associate as a member affiliates herself with the local club
2 : to trace the origin of affiliated Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” to earlier plays
af·fil·i·ate | ə-ˈfi-lē-ət , -ˌāt : an affiliated person or organization the network’s local affiliates