federate [ verb fed- uh-reyt; adjective fed-er-it] Examples Word Origin 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. Origin of federate 1665–75;
leagued together, allied, equivalent to
) league +
-ātus -ate 1 Related forms fed·er·a·tor, noun non·fed·er·at·ed, adjective re·fed·er·ate, verb, re·fed·er·at·ed, re·fed·er·at·ing. un·fed·er·at·ed, adjective
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Examples from the Web for federator Historical Examples of federator British Dictionary definitions for federator to unite or cause to unite in a federal union Derived Forms federative, adjective
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Word Origin and History for federator 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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