Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To cause to join into a league, federal union, or similar association.
  • intransitive verb To become united into a federal union.
  • adjective United in a federation.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Leagued; confederate; federal: as, federate nations or powers; “a federate alliance,”
  • To unite in forming a league or federation.
  • To form into a federation; constitute as a federation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective United by compact, as sovereignties, states, or nations; joined in confederacy; leagued; confederate.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective federated, united in an alliance or federation.
  • verb To unite in a federation.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb enter into a league for a common purpose
  • adjective united under a central government
  • verb unite on a federal basis or band together as a league

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin foederāre, foederāt-, to ratify an agreement, from foedus, foeder-, league, treaty; see bheidh- in Indo-European roots.]

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  • The Slough plan comes as the 164 grammars are being urged to "federate" with nearby comprehensives and secondary moderns to help raise standards.

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