Confederate

  • 1 Confederate — 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;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 confederate — n 1 *partner, copartner, colleague, ally Ana, Ant & Contrasted words: see those at ALLY 2 Confederate, conspirator, accessory, abettor, accomplice. As used in law these words all convey the idea of complicity or common guilt in a wrongful act.… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 3 Confederate — Con*fed er*ate, v. i. To unite in a league; to join in a mutual contract or covenant; to band together. [1913 Webster] By words men . . . covenant and confederate. South. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 4 Confederate — Con*fed er*ate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Confederated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Confederating}.] To unite in a league or confederacy; to ally. [1913 Webster] With these the Piercies them confederate. Daniel. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 5 confederate — I noun abettor, accessory, accomplice, adjunct, adjutant, adjuvant, aid, aider, ally, assistant, associate, auxiliary, coactor, coadjutant, coadjutor, collaborator, colleague, colluder, comate, companion, comrade, confidant, confrere, consociate …

    Law dictionary

  • 6 confederate — (v.) late 14c., from L.L. confoederatus leagued together, pp. of confoederare to unite by a league, from com with, together (see COM (Cf. com )) + foederare, from foedus (gen. foederis) a league (see FEDERAL (Cf. fed …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 confederate — [adj] allied amalgamated, associated, combined, corporate, federal, federated, in alliance, incorporated, leagued, organized, syndicated, unionized; concept 536 confederate [n] abettor accessory, accomplice, ally, associate, coconspirator,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 8 confederate — ► ADJECTIVE 1) joined by an agreement or treaty. 2) (Confederate) denoting the southern states which separated from the US in 1860 1. ► NOUN ▪ an accomplice or fellow worker. ► VERB (usu. confederated) ▪ bring into an alliance …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 Confederate — 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. [1913 Webster] He found some of his confederates in gaol. Macaulay. [1913 Webster] 2.… …

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  • 10 confederate — [kən fed′ər it; ] for v [., kən fed′ərāt΄] adj. [ME confederat < LL confoederatus, pp. of confoederare, to unite by a league < foedus, a league: see FAITH] 1. united in a confederacy or league ☆ 2. [C ] of the Confederacy n. 1. a person,… …

    English World dictionary

  • 11 confederate — adj., n. /keuhn fed euhr it, fed rit/; v. /keuhn fed euh rayt /, adj., n., v., confederated, confederating. adj. 1. united in a league, alliance, or conspiracy. 2. (cap.) of or pertaining to the Confederate States of America: the Confederate army …

    Universalium

  • 12 confederate — con|fed|er|ate1 [ kən fed(ə)rət ] noun count 1. ) one of a group of people, states, or political parties who have united for a particular purpose, especially a political one 2. ) someone who works with you to achieve something, often something… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 13 confederate — adjective kən fɛd(ə)rət joined by an agreement or treaty. ↘(Confederate) denoting the southern states which separated from the US in 1860–1. noun kən fɛd(ə)rət 1》 an accomplice or fellow worker. 2》 (Confederate) a supporter of the Confederate… …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 14 confederate — I UK [kənˈfed(ə)rət] / US noun [countable] Word forms confederate : singular confederate plural confederates 1) someone who works with you to achieve something, often something secret or illegal 2) a citizen of the Confederacy, or a soldier in… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 Confederate — /kənˈfɛdərət/ (say kuhn feduhruht) adjective 1. denoting or relating to the Confederate States of America: the Confederate army. –noun 2. an adherent of the Confederate States of America …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 16 Confederate — adj., n., & v. adj. esp. Polit. allied; joined by an agreement or treaty. n. 1 an ally, esp. (in a bad sense) an accomplice. 2 (Confederate) a supporter of the Confederate States. v. (often foll. by with) 1 tr. bring (a person, State, or oneself) …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 17 confederate — adj., n., & v. adj. esp. Polit. allied; joined by an agreement or treaty. n. 1 an ally, esp. (in a bad sense) an accomplice. 2 (Confederate) a supporter of the Confederate States. v. (often foll. by with) 1 tr. bring (a person, State, or oneself) …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 18 confederate — I. adjective Etymology: Middle English confederat, from Late Latin confoederatus, past participle of confoederare to unite by a league, from Latin com + foeder , foedus compact more at federal Date: 14th century 1. united in a league ; allied 2.… …

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  • 19 Confederate — 1. adjective a) Of or relating to the Confederate States of America. b) Of or relating to the political movement in favour of Confederation between Newfoundland and Canada. 2 …

    Wiktionary

  • 20 confederate — v. (D; intr.) to confederate with * * * [kən fed(ə)rɪt] (D; intr.) to confederate with …

    Combinatory dictionary