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confederate

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of confederate

  1. 1 one associated with another in wrongdoing <the police were able to track down his confederates once the thief started talking> Synonyms abettor (also abetter), accessory (also accessary), cohort, accompliceRelated Words collaborationist, collaborator, informant, informer; evidence, state's evidence; companion, comrade, crony, henchman, partner; conspirator, plotter, traitor; gangster, mobster, racketeer

  2. 2 someone associated with another to give assistance or moral support <relied on her confederates in the medical community for support> Synonyms abettor (also abetter), backer, bedfellow, ally, fellow traveler, supporter, sympathizerRelated Words empathizer, well-wisher; accessory (also accessary), accomplice, coalitionist, collaborationist, collaborator; adjunct, assistant, coadjutor, helper; associate, cohort, colleague, fellow, partner; buddy, chum, companion, comrade, confidant, crony, familiar, friend, intimate, mate, palNear Antonyms belittler, detractor; adversary, enemy, foe, opponent




confederate

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of confederate

  1. to form or enter into an association that furthers the interests of its members <the nations confederated in order to lower international trade barriers> Synonyms associate, band (together), club, coalesce, cohere, ally, conjoin, cooperate, federate, league, uniteRelated Words cabal, collaborate, gang up, hang together, team (up); incorporate, organize, unionize; affiliate; amalgamate, combine, conglomerate, consolidate, converge, group, join, merge; knot, link, tie, wedNear Antonyms detach, disengage, dissolve, disunite, divorce, part, segregate, separate, sever, split, sunder; alienate, estrange, fall outAntonyms break up, disband





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