federate

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

Definition of federate

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: united in an alliance or federation : federated

federate

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

Definition of federate (Entry 2 of 2)

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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 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, "At UN, a world stage for disputes often out of the spotlight," 29 Sep. 2019 Two centuries after his birth, Melville continues to federate the world along one keel. The Economist, "Born 200 years ago, Herman Melville was globalisation’s first great bard," 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, "Mideast can’t agree what one-state solution means," 20 Feb. 2017 The CTU would become a union that is federated, that represents multiple employers. Juan Perez Jr., chicagotribune.com, "Charter school teachers to vote on proposal to merge with CTU," 4 June 2017 The countries were sparring over the historical origins of Anna Yaroslavna, an 11th-century figure born in Kievan Rus -- then federated territory surrounding Kiev, now the capital of Ukraine -- and who went on to become queen of France. David Wright, CNN, "Twitter d'oh-plomacy: Ukraine mocks Russia with Simpsons GIF," 30 May 2017 The club is the oldest federated Woman’s Club in South Florida. Christina Mayo, miamiherald, "How a rapping Romeo and Juliet can target gun violence," 26 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of federate

Adjective

1672, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1580, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for federate

Adjective

Latin foederatus, from foeder-, foedus

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The first known use of federate was in 1580

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“Federate.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/federates. Accessed 5 December 2019.

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federate

verb
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English Language Learners Definition of federate

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

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