Affiliate：[ə’fɪlieɪt] 商务短语搭配：be affiliated to /affiliated with
商务语义1：A company or an organization that is connected with or controlled by another larger one. （附属公司、分公司、联营公司）
用例： Franchising is the cheapest option, and the fastest way to build an established presence in a foreign country with minimal risk. The higher risks (sales, profitablity) are all absorbed by the foreign affiliate.
商务语义2：To be connected to a larger one or to have a close professional connection with an organization. （使隶属、为…工作）
用例：He is an independent consultant affiliated with Mckinsey & Co. （他是麦肯锡公司的独立顾问）