Origin and Etymology of federate
Latin foederatus, from foeder-, foedus
First Known Use: 1672
Examples of federate in a sentence
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
First Known Use of federate
FEDERATE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of federate for English Language Learners
: to join (organizations, states, etc.) in a federation
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