af·​fil·​i·​ate | ə-ˈfi-lē-ˌāt How to pronounce affiliate (audio)

transitive verb

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 How to pronounce affiliate (audio) , -ˌāt : an affiliated person or organization the network’s local affiliates