Grammar Patterns

V to n

II.13 The 'affiliate' group

These verbs are concerned with joining a group or organization.
But the government recently liberalised industrial relations, allowing trade unions the option not to affiliate to the Congress of Trade Unions.
The Liberal Democrats were reeling after one of their would-be MPs defected to Labour just a day before polling.
  • affiliate
  • defect
  • sign
  • transfer
  • go over
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