verb (used with or without object), fed·er·at·ed, fed·er·at·ing.
- federalist party,
- federalist, the,
- federated church,
- federated malay states,
- federation of south arabia
Origin of federate
Examples from the Web for federate
It was under this single UK that we Australians agreed to federate in 1900 under our constitution.Queen May Lose Sovereignty Over Australia, Academic Claims|Tom Sykes|April 5, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Fust de 'federate sojers come and takes some mules and hosses, den some more come for de corn.Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves.|Work Projects Administration
Books thus will cause the flag of peace Through earth to be unfurled— Produce "the parliament of man," And federate the world.Cole's Funny Picture Book No. 1|Edward William Cole
I had plenty of 'federate money, only it wouldn't buy nothin'.Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves|Work Projects Administration
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.