verb (used with or without object), con·fed·er·at·ed, con·fed·er·at·ing.
THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?
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
Although Southern did not automatically equal neo-Confederate, at times the distinction could easily get lost.
Yet all too often the line between Southern and Confederate can get blurred.
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.
If you have any thoughts of influencing me or my men to join the regular Confederate army, you may as well give up the idea.The Courier of the Ozarks|Byron A. Dunn
She somehow felt like a confederate in crime, and tried to look severe and disapproving.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
The Confederate government had considered the action a hostile act and had acted accordingly.
When he saw the Confederate flag in the hands of the Federal officer, he shot him in the breast.
While the winter passed, the Union forces kept receiving enforcements while the Confederate forces had no reenforcements.
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.