united by common agreement under a central government or authority
Origin of federateClassical Latin foederatus, past participle of foederare, to league together ; from foedus: see faith
, -·at·ed, -·at·ing
to unite in a federation
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 foederare, foederat-, 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.