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

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. federated, united in an alliance or federation.
  • v. To unite in a federation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

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


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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