Confederate definition

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A person, group, nation, or state united with another or others for a common purpose; ally; associate.
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United in a confederacy; allied.
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A member of a confederacy; an ally.
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An associate in an unlawful act or plot; accomplice.
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A confederate is defined as a person, group or country that is joined together for a common goal.

An example of a confederate is the European Union.

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The definition of confederate is people, groups, or nations that are united.

An example of confederate was the group of people who came together to support the Southern states during the U.S. Civil War; confederate soldiers and the Confederate States of America.

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A supporter of the Confederate States of America.
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Of or having to do with the Confederate States of America.
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To form into or become part of a confederacy.
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United in a confederacy or league.
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Of the Confederacy.
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Any Southern supporter of the Confederacy.
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To unite in a confederacy; ally.
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A member of a confederacy.
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(psychology) An actor who participates in a psychological experiment pretending to be a subject but in actuality working for the researcher (also known as a "stooge").
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Of, relating to, or united in a confederacy.
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To combine into a confederacy.
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Of or relating to the Confederate States of America.
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(Newfoundland) Of or relating to the political movement in favour of Confederation between Newfoundland and Canada.
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A supporter or resident of the Confederate States of America.
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(Newfoundland) A supporter of Confederation between Newfoundland and Canada.
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One who assists in a plot; an accomplice.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
confederate
Plural:
confederates

Origin of confederate

  • 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 bheidh- in Indo-European roots)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition