CONFEDERATE, a. [L.] United in a league; allied by treaty; engaged in a confederacy.These were confederate with Abram. Genesis 14.Syria is confederate with Ephraim. Isaiah 7.
CON-FED'ER-ATE, a. [Low L. confœderatus.]
United in a league; allied by treaty; engaged in a confederacy.
These were confederate with Abram. – Gen. xiv.
Syria is confederate with Ephraim. – Is. vii.
One who is united with others in a league; a person or nation engaged in a confederacy; an ally. – Shak. Dryden.
CON-FED'ER-ATE, v.i. [Fr. confederer; low L. confœdero. But the English verb seems to be directly from the adjective, supra.]
To unite in league; to join in a mutual contract or covenant; as, the colonies of America confederated in 1776: several States of Europe have sometimes confederated for mutual safety.
By words men come to know one another's minds; by these they covenant and confederate. South.
To unite in a league; to ally.
With these the Piercies them confederate. – Daniel.
- United in a league; allied by treaty;
engaged in a confederacy; banded together; allied.
- One who is united with others in a
league; a person or a nation engaged in a confederacy; an ally;
also, an accomplice in a bad sense.
- To unite in a league or confederacy] to ally.
- To unite
in a league; to join in a mutual contract or covenant; to band
- Of or pertaining
to the government of the eleven Southern States of the United
States which (1860-1865) attempted to establish an independent
nation styled the Confederate States of America; as, the
Confederate congress; Confederate money.
- A name
designating an adherent to the cause of the States which
attempted to withdraw from the Union (1860-1865).