verb (used with or without object), con·fed·er·at·ed, con·fed·er·at·ing.
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Origin of confederate
OTHER WORDS FROM confederatehalf-Con·fed·er·ate, adjectivenon·con·fed·er·ate, adjective, nounpro-Con·fed·er·ate, adjectiveun·con·fed·er·at·ed, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for confederate
Yet all too often the line between Southern and Confederate can get blurred.Steve Scalise Shows There’s a Fine Line Between Confederate & Southern|Lloyd Green|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
In July, he gave $12.3 million to refurbish the Virginia home of Robert E. Lee, the Confederate General.
Gary Gallagher writes about the Union and Confederate armies.
Close to three and a half million men fought in the war, and nearly 700,000, both Union and Confederate troops, died.
Why Was Robert Webster, a Slave, Wearing What Looks Like a Confederate Uniform?
The Confederate supplies had been captured by Sheridan, and Lees army was almost at the point of starvation.The Civil War Through the Camera|Henry W. (Henry William) Elson
Again, this Confederate soldier was born and reared a gentleman, was so by instinct.The Story of a Confederate boy in the Civil War|David E. Johnston
He was a colonel in the Confederate Army, and after the war, settled in Georgia.Southern Literature From 1579-1895|Louise Manly
Finally the Confederate lines began to waver and give way, and the bugle sounded the retreat.Brother Against Brother|John Roy Musick
He resigned his commission at the outbreak of the Civil War, and entered the Confederate service.
British Dictionary definitions for confederate (1 of 2)
noun (kənˈfɛdərɪt, -ˈfɛdrɪt)
adjective (kənˈfɛdərɪt, -ˈfɛdrɪt)
Word Origin for confederate
British Dictionary definitions for confederate (2 of 2)
Cultural definitions for confederate
A descriptive term for the institutions and people of the Confederacy.