federate

[ verb fed-uh-reyt; adjective fed-er-it ]
/ verb ˈfɛd əˌreɪt; adjective ˈfɛd ər ɪt /

verb (used with or without object), fed·er·at·ed, fed·er·at·ing.

to unite in a federation.
to organize on a federal basis.

adjective

federated; allied.

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Origin of federate

1665–75; <Latin foederātus leagued together, allied, equivalent to foeder- (nominative stem foedus) league + -ātus-ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM federate

fed·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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British Dictionary definitions for federate

federate

verb (ˈfɛdəˌreɪt)

to unite or cause to unite in a federal union

adjective (ˈfɛdərɪt)

federal; federated

Derived forms of federate

federative, adjective
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