Federate
Federate Fed"er*ate, a. [L. foederatus, p. p. of foederare to establish by treaty or league, fr. foedus. See {Federal}.] United by compact, as sovereignties, states, or nations; joined in confederacy; leagued; confederate; as, federate nations.

Syn: federated. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • federate — I verb act in concert, affiliate, ally, amalgamate, assemble, associate, band, collaborate, combine, concert, confederate, conjoin, consociate, join, join forces, league, merge, organize, participate, pool one s interests, unify, unionize, unite …   Law dictionary

  • federate — UK US /ˈfedəreɪt/ US  / əreɪt/ verb [I] ► if a group of organizations, regions, countries, etc. federates, it joins together to form a federation (= a larger organization or government): »Local fishing cooperatives have federated to form a… …   Financial and business terms

  • federate — (v.) 1814 (implied in federated), back formation from federation, or else from L. foederatus having a treaty, bound by treaty, pp. of foederare to establish by treaty, from foedus (see FEDERAL (Cf. federal)). Related: Federating. As an adjective …   Etymology dictionary

  • federate — ► VERB ▪ (of a number of states or organizations) organize or be organized on a federal basis. ► ADJECTIVE ▪ relating to such an arrangement …   English terms dictionary

  • federate — [fed′ər it; ] for v. [, fed′ər āt΄] adj. [L foederatus, pp. of foederare, to league together < foedus: see FAITH] united by common agreement under a central government or authority vt., vi. federated, federating to unite in a federation …   English World dictionary

  • federate — v. (D; tr.) to federate into * * * [ fed(ə)rɪt] (D; tr.) to federate into …   Combinatory dictionary

  • federate — UK [ˈfedəreɪt] / US [ˈfedəˌreɪt] verb [intransitive] Word forms federate : present tense I/you/we/they federate he/she/it federates present participle federating past tense federated past participle federated to form a federation Derived word:… …   English dictionary

  • federate — fed|e|rate [ˈfedəreıt] v [I + with] if a group of states federate, they join together to form a federation …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • federate — verb (intransitive + with) if a group of states federate, they join together to form a federation …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • federate — verb (federated, federating) –verb (t) /ˈfɛdəreɪt / (say feduhrayt) 1. to join or bring together in a league or federation. 2. to organise on a federal basis. –verb (i) /ˈfɛdəreɪt / (say feduhrayt) 3. to unite in a federation. –adjective… …   Australian English dictionary

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