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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