federate

[verb fed-uh-reyt; adjective fed-er-it]
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adjective
  1. federated; allied.

Origin of federate

1665–75; < Latin foederātus leagued together, allied, equivalent to foeder- (nominative stem foedus) league + -ātus -ate1
Related formsfed·er·a·tor, nounnon·fed·er·at·ed, adjectivere·fed·er·ate, verb, re·fed·er·at·ed, re·fed·er·at·ing.un·fed·er·at·ed, adjective
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Related Words for federate

league, align, organize, unite, confederate

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British Dictionary definitions for federate

federate

verb (ˈfɛdəˌreɪt)
  1. to unite or cause to unite in a federal union
adjective (ˈfɛdərɪt)
  1. federal; federated
Derived Formsfederative, adjective
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Word Origin and History for federate
v.

1814 (implied in federated), back-formation from federation, or else from Latin foederatus "having a treaty, bound by treaty," past participle of foederare "to establish by treaty," from foedus (see federal). Related: Federating. As an adjective, by 1710.

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