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confederate

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adjective con·fed·er·ate \kən-ˈfe-d(ə-)rət\

Definition of confederate

  1. 1 :  united in a league :  allied

  2. 2 capitalized :  of or relating to the Confederate States of America



Origin of confederate

Middle English confederat, from Late Latin confoederatus, past participle of confoederare to unite by a league, from Latin com- + foeder-, foedus compact — more at federal


First Known Use: 14th century


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confederate

noun con·fed·er·ate

Simple Definition of confederate

  • : a person who helps someone do something

  • Confederate : a soldier, citizen, or supporter of the Confederacy during the American Civil War

Full Definition of confederate

  1. 1 :  ally, accomplice

  2. 2 capitalized :  an adherent of the Confederate States of America or their cause

Examples of confederate

  1. the Yankees and the Confederates

  2. <the police were able to track down his confederates once the thief started talking>



15th Century

First Known Use of confederate

15th century

Rhymes with confederate

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confederate

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verb con·fed·er·ate \-ˈfe-də-ˌrāt\

Definition of confederate

con·fed·er·at·edcon·fed·er·at·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to unite in a confederacy

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to band together

con·fed·er·a·tive play \-ˈfe-d(ə-)rə-tiv, -də-ˌrā-\ adjective


Examples of confederate

  1. <the nations confederated in order to lower international trade barriers>



1531

First Known Use of confederate

1531



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