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federate

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adjective fed·er·ate \ˈfe-d(ə-)rət\

Definition of federate

  1. :  united in an alliance or federation :  federated

Origin and Etymology of federate

Latin foederatus, from foeder-, foedus


First Known Use: 1672


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federate

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verb fed·er·ate \ˈfe-də-ˌrāt\

Definition of federate

federated

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federating

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to join in a federation

Examples of federate in a Sentence

  1. The independent provinces were federated to form a nation.

  2. 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

1580

First Known Use of federate

1580


FEDERATE Defined for English Language Learners

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federate

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verb fed·er·ate \ˈfe-də-ˌrāt\

Definition of federate for English Language Learners

  • : to join (organizations, states, etc.) in a federation



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