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Meaning of affiliative drive

af•fil'i•a•tive drive"

Pronunciation: (u-fil'ē-u-tiv, -ā"tiv), [key]
  1. the urge to form friendships and attachments, typically prompting a person to attend social gatherings and join organizations as a way of preventing loneliness and gaining emotional security.
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