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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


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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

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First Known Use of federate

1580


FEDERATE Defined for English Language Learners

federate

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Definition of federate for English Language Learners

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



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