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con·fed·er·ate

 (kən-fĕd′ər-ĭt)
n.
1. A member of a confederacy; an ally.
2. One who assists in a plot; an accomplice. See Synonyms at partner.
3. Confederate A supporter of the Confederate States of America.
adj.
1. United in a confederacy; allied.
2. Confederate Of or having to do with the Confederate States of America.
tr. & intr.v. (-ə-rāt′) con·fed·er·at·ed, con·fed·er·at·ing, con·fed·er·ates
To form into or become part of a confederacy.

[From Middle English confederat, allied, from Late Latin cōnfoederātus, past participle of cōnfoederāre, to unite : Latin com-, com- + Latin foederāre, to unite (from foedus, foeder-, league; see bheidh- in Indo-European roots).]

con·fed′er·a′tive adj.

confederate

n
1. a nation, state, or individual that is part of a confederacy
2. someone who is part of a conspiracy; accomplice
adj
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) united in a confederacy; allied
vb
to form into or become part of a confederacy
[C14: from Late Latin confoederātus, from confoederāre to unite by a league, from Latin com- together + foedus treaty]

Confederate

(kənˈfɛdərɪt; -ˈfɛdrɪt)
adj
(Historical Terms) of, supporting, or relating to the Confederate States of America
n
(Historical Terms) a supporter of the Confederate States of America

con•fed•er•ate

(adj., n. kənˈfɛd ər ɪt, -ˈfɛd rɪt; v. -ˈfɛd əˌreɪt)

adj., n., v. -at•ed, -at•ing. adj.
1. united in a league, alliance, or conspiracy.
2. (cap.) of or pertaining to the Confederate States of America.
n.
3. a person, group, nation, etc., united with others in a confederacy; ally.
4. an accomplice, esp. in a mischievous or criminal act.
5. (cap.) a supporter of the Confederate States of America.
v.t., v.i.
6. to unite in a league, alliance, or conspiracy.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Late Latin confoederātus, past participle of confoederāre to unite in a league]

confederate


Past participle: confederated
Gerund: confederating

Imperative
confederate
confederate
Present
I confederate
you confederate
he/she/it confederates
we confederate
you confederate
they confederate
Preterite
I confederated
you confederated
he/she/it confederated
we confederated
you confederated
they confederated
Present Continuous
I am confederating
you are confederating
he/she/it is confederating
we are confederating
you are confederating
they are confederating
Present Perfect
I have confederated
you have confederated
he/she/it has confederated
we have confederated
you have confederated
they have confederated
Past Continuous
I was confederating
you were confederating
he/she/it was confederating
we were confederating
you were confederating
they were confederating
Past Perfect
I had confederated
you had confederated
he/she/it had confederated
we had confederated
you had confederated
they had confederated
Future
I will confederate
you will confederate
he/she/it will confederate
we will confederate
you will confederate
they will confederate
Future Perfect
I will have confederated
you will have confederated
he/she/it will have confederated
we will have confederated
you will have confederated
they will have confederated
Future Continuous
I will be confederating
you will be confederating
he/she/it will be confederating
we will be confederating
you will be confederating
they will be confederating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been confederating
you have been confederating
he/she/it has been confederating
we have been confederating
you have been confederating
they have been confederating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been confederating
you will have been confederating
he/she/it will have been confederating
we will have been confederating
you will have been confederating
they will have been confederating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been confederating
you had been confederating
he/she/it had been confederating
we had been confederating
you had been confederating
they had been confederating
Conditional
I would confederate
you would confederate
he/she/it would confederate
we would confederate
you would confederate
they would confederate
Past Conditional
I would have confederated
you would have confederated
he/she/it would have confederated
we would have confederated
you would have confederated
they would have confederated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.confederate - a supporter of the Confederate States of AmericaConfederate - a supporter of the Confederate States of America
Confederate soldier - a soldier in the Army of the Confederacy during the American Civil War
Southerner - an American who lives in the South
admirer, booster, protagonist, supporter, champion, friend - a person who backs a politician or a team etc.; "all their supporters came out for the game"; "they are friends of the library"
2.confederate - someone who assists in a plotconfederate - someone who assists in a plot  
accessary, accessory - someone who helps another person commit a crime
3.confederate - a person who joins with another in carrying out some plan (especially an unethical or illegal plan)confederate - a person who joins with another in carrying out some plan (especially an unethical or illegal plan)
assistant, helper, help, supporter - a person who contributes to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose; "my invaluable assistant"; "they hired additional help to finish the work"
decoy, steerer - a beguiler who leads someone into danger (usually as part of a plot)
Verb1.confederate - form a group or uniteconfederate - form a group or unite; "The groups banded together"
unite, unify - act in concert or unite in a common purpose or belief
2.confederate - form a confederation with; of nations
unite, unify - act in concert or unite in a common purpose or belief
Adj.1.Confederate - of or having to do with the southern Confederacy during the American Civil War; "Confederate soldiers"
southern - in or characteristic of a region of the United States south of (approximately) the Mason-Dixon line; "southern hospitality"; "southern cooking"; "southern plantations"
2.confederate - united in a confederacy or leagueconfederate - united in a confederacy or league  
united - characterized by unity; being or joined into a single entity; "presented a united front"

confederate

noun
1. associate, partner, ally, colleague, accessory, accomplice, abettor The conspirators were joined by their confederates.
adjective
1. allied, federal, associated, combined, federated, in alliance We want a confederate Europe.

confederate

noun
1. One nation associated with another in a common cause:
2. One who is united in a relationship with another:
3. One who assists a lawbreaker in a wrongful or criminal act:
verb
To be formally associated, as by treaty:
Translations
مُتَواطِئ، شَريكٌ في جِنايَه
spojenecspolečník
forbundsfællemedsammensvoren
bandamaîur; vitorîsmaîur
konfederacija
līdzdalībniekslīdzzinātājs

confederate

A. [kənˈfedərɪt] ADJconfederado
B. [kənˈfedərɪt] N
1. (pej) (= accomplice) → cómplice mf
2. (US) (Hist) → confederado/a m/f
C. [kənˈfedəreɪt] VTconfederar
D. [kənˈfedəreɪt] VIconfederarse

Confederate

[kənˈfɛdərət] (US) n (HISTORY)Confédéré(e) m/f

confederate

[kənˈfɛdərət]
adjconfédéré(e)
n (pejorative)acolyte m

confederate

adj systemkonföderiert; nations alsoverbündet; the Confederate States (US Hist) → die Konföderierten Staaten von Amerika
n (Pol: = ally) → Verbündete(r) m, → Bündnispartner m, → Bundesgenosse m; (pej: = accomplice) → Komplize m (pej); the Confederates (US Hist) → die Konföderierten pl

confederate

[kənˈfɛdrɪt]
1. adjconfederato/a
2. n (pej) → complice m/f (Am) (History) → confederato

confederate

(kənˈfedərət) noun
a person who has agreed to work with others (eg on something dishonest). He and his confederates were found with stolen money in their possession.
conˈfederacy (-rəsi) plural conˈfederacies noun
a league or alliance (of states etc).
conˌfedeˈration noun
(the forming of) a league or alliance, especially of states etc.
References in classic literature ?
Referring the examination of the principle itself to another place, as has been already mentioned, it will be sufficient to remark here that, in the sense of the author who has been most emphatically quoted upon the occasion, it would only dictate a reduction of the SIZE of the more considerable MEMBERS of the Union, but would not militate against their being all comprehended in one confederate government.
So far are the suggestions of Montesquieu from standing in opposition to a general Union of the States, that he explicitly treats of a confederate republic as the expedient for extending the sphere of popular government, and reconciling the advantages of monarchy with those of republicanism.
Readyville was an outpost of the Federal army at Murfreesboro; Woodbury had the same relation to the Confederate army at Tullahoma.
As the confederate republic of Germany," says Montesquieu, "consists of free cities and petty states, subject to different princes, experience shows us that it is more imperfect than that of Holland and Switzerland.
For he argued that if a confederate was not found, an enlightened Missouri jury would hang them; sure; if a confederate was found, that would not improve the matter, but simply furnish one more person for the sheriff to hang.
He had enlisted in the very first days of the war as a private, with no military knowledge whatever, had been made first-sergeant of his company on account of his education and engaging manner, and had been lucky enough to lose his captain by a Confederate bullet; in the resulting promotions he had gained a commission.
I spent nearly a year prospecting in company with another Confederate officer, Captain James K.
For while the mind of man looketh upon second causes scattered, it may sometimes rest in them, and go no further; but when it beholdeth the chain of them, confederate and linked together, it must needs fly to Providence and Deity.
If I hoped to serve my country there and sweep the Confederate cruisers from the Adriatic, I am afraid my prime intent was to add to her literature and to my own credit.
The play went on for some ten minutes after this, until the count won a considerable wager from him who had last joined the game, and then Tarzan saw the fellow back of the count's chair nod his head to his confederate.
She somehow felt like a confederate in crime, and tried to look severe and disapproving.
I, Gurth, the son of Beowulph, swineherd unto the said Cedric, with the assistance of our allies and confederates, who make common cause with us in this our feud, namely, the good knight, called for the present Le Noir Faineant, and the stout yeoman, Robert Locksley, called Cleave-the-wand, Do you, Reginald Front de-B

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