Origin and Etymology of federate
First Known Use: 1672See Words from the same year
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
Recent Examples of federate from the Web
The CTU would become a union that is federated, that represents multiple employers.
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.
The club is the oldest federated Woman’s Club in South Florida.
The state could be federated into two parts, so that each side would enjoy a majority in its own areas.
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First Known Use of federate
Synonymsassociate, band (together), club, coalesce, cohere, confederate, conjoin, cooperate, ally, league, unite
Antonymsbreak up, disband
Related Wordscabal, collaborate, gang up, hang together, team (up); incorporate, organize, unionize; affiliate; amalgamate, combine, conglomerate, consolidate, converge, group, join, merge; knot, link, tie, wed
Near Antonymsdetach, disengage, dissolve, disunite, divorce, part, segregate, separate, sever, split, sunder; alienate, estrange, fall out
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