fed·​er·​ate | \ ˈfe-d(ə-)rət How to pronounce federate (audio) \

Definition of federate

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: united in an alliance or federation : federated


fed·​er·​ate | \ ˈfe-də-ˌrāt How to pronounce federate (audio) \
federated; federating

Definition of federate (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to join in a federation

Synonyms & Antonyms for federate

Synonyms: Verb

Antonyms: Verb

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Examples of federate in a Sentence

Verb The independent provinces were federated to form a nation. in the years following World War II, the U.S. and the nations of western Europe made the decision to federate as the North Atlantic Treaty Organization
Recent Examples on the Web: Verb For a while, many in the industry have discussed the need to coordinate or federate communications across platforms at the server or cloud level. Bob O'donnell, Forbes, 8 Sep. 2021 The company has also partnered with Fund 101, a structure that federates more than 1,200 intensive care units across 60 countries to foster information sharing and collaboration between the units. Fortune, 13 Apr. 2020 Google created federated learning to improve autocorrect on mobile phones. Robert C. Miller, STAT, 13 Feb. 2020 The Mayo Clinic has taken a step toward making that possible with its announcement that the first venture of the Mayo Clinic Platform will use federated learning as a foundational technology of if its privacy model. Robert C. Miller, STAT, 13 Feb. 2020 Greek Cypriots have rejected Turkish Cypriots’ demands for a permanent Turkish troop presence and veto power in government decisions in a future federated Cyprus. Washington Post, 29 Sep. 2019 Two centuries after his birth, Melville continues to federate the world along one keel. The Economist, 18 July 2019 The state could be federated into two parts, so that each side would enjoy a majority in its own areas. Noah Feldman, The Denver Post, 20 Feb. 2017 The CTU would become a union that is federated, that represents multiple employers. Juan Perez Jr., chicagotribune.com, 4 June 2017 See More

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First Known Use of federate


1672, in the meaning defined above


1580, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for federate


Latin foederatus, from foeder-, foedus

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“Federate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/federate. Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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