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Meaning of CONFEDERATE

Pronunciation:  [n]kun'fedu`rit, [v]kun'fedu`reyt, kun'fedurut

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a person who joins with another in carrying out some plan (especially an unethical or illegal plan)
  2. [n]  someone who assists in a plot
  3. [n]  a supporter of the Confederate States of America
  4. [adj]  of or having to do with the southern Confederacy during the Civil War; "Confederate soldiers"
  5. [adj]  united in a confederacy or league
  6. [v]  form a group or unite; "The groups banded together"
  7. [v]  form a confederation with; of nations
 

CONFEDERATE is a 11 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: accomplice, allied, band together, collaborator, confederative, henchman, partner in crime, southern, united
 
 See Also: accessary, accessory, admirer, assistant, booster, champion, Confederate soldier, decoy, friend, help, helper, protagonist, Southerner, steerer, supporter, unify, unite

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Con*fed"er*ate\, a. [L. confoederatus, p. p. of
    confoederare to join by a league; con- + foederare to
    establish by treaty or league, fr. foedus league, compact.
    See {Federal}.]
    1. United in a league; allied by treaty; engaged in a
       confederacy; banded together; allied.
    
             All the swords In Italy, and her confederate arms,
             Could not have made this peace.       --Shak.
    
    2. (Amer. Hist.) Of or pertaining to the government of the
       eleven Southern States of the United States which
       (1860-1865) attempted to establish an independent nation
       styled the Confederate States of America; as, the
       Confederate congress; Confederate money.
    
    
  2. \Con*fed"er*ate\, n.
    1. One who is united with others in a league; a person or a
       nation engaged in a confederacy; an ally; also, an
       accomplice in a bad sense.
    
             He found some of his confederates in gaol.
                                                   --Macaulay.
    
    2. (Amer. Hist.) A name designating an adherent to the cause
       of the States which attempted to withdraw from the Union
       (1860-1865).
    
    
  3. \Con*fed"er*ate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p.
    {Confederated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Confederating}.]
    To unite in a league or confederacy; to ally.
    
          With these the Piercies them confederate. --Daniel.
    
    
  4. \Con*fed"er*ate\, v. i.
    To unite in a league; to join in a mutual contract or
    covenant; to band together.
    
          By words men . . . covenant and confederate. --South.
    
    
 
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