Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun affiliation

2 senses of affiliation

Sense 1
affiliation, association, tie, tie-up -- (a social or business relationship; "a valuable financial affiliation"; "he was sorry he had to sever his ties with other members of the team"; "many close associations with England")
       => relationship -- (a state involving mutual dealings between people or parties or countries)

Sense 2
affiliation -- (the act of becoming formally connected or joined; "welcomed the affiliation of the research center with the university")
       => association -- (the act of consorting with or joining with others; "you cannot be convicted of criminal guilt by association")

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