federate[fed′ər it; for v., -ər āt′]
verbfed·er·at·ed, fed·er·at·ing, fed·er·ates
To cause to join into a league, federal union, or similar association.
To become united into a federal union.
United in a federation.
Origin of federateLatin foederāre, foederāt-, to ratify an agreement, from foedus, foeder-, league, treaty; see bheidh- in Indo-European roots.
- federated, united in an alliance or federation.
(third-person singular simple present federates, present participle federating, simple past and past participle federated)
- To unite in a federation.