[ adjective, noun kuhn-fed-er-it, -fed-rit; verb kuhn-fed-uh-reyt ]
/ adjective, noun kənˈfɛd ər ɪt, -ˈfɛd rɪt; verb kənˈfɛd əˌreɪt /
united in a league, alliance, or conspiracy.
(initial capital letter) of or relating to the Confederate States of America: the Confederate army.
a person, group, nation, etc., united with others in a confederacy; an ally.
an accomplice, especially in a mischievous or criminal act.
(initial capital letter) U.S. History. a supporter of the Confederate States of America.
verb (used with or without object), con·fed·er·at·ed, con·fed·er·at·ing.
to unite in a league, alliance, or conspiracy.
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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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British Dictionary definitions for pro-confederate (1 of 2)
noun (kənˈfɛdərɪt, -ˈfɛdrɪt)
a nation, state, or individual that is part of a confederacy
someone who is part of a conspiracy; accomplice
adjective (kənˈfɛdərɪt, -ˈfɛdrɪt)
united in a confederacy; allied
to form into or become part of a confederacy
Word Origin for confederate
C14: from Late Latin confoederātus, from confoederāre to unite by a league, from Latin com- together + foedus treaty
British Dictionary definitions for pro-confederate (2 of 2)
/ (kənˈfɛdərɪt, -ˈfɛdrɪt) /
of, supporting, or relating to the Confederate States of America
a supporter of the Confederate States of America
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Cultural definitions for pro-confederate
A descriptive term for the institutions and people of the Confederacy.
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