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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Confederate  \Con*fed"er*ate\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p. 
  {Confederated};  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Confederating}.] 
  To  unite  in  a  league  or  confederacy;  to  ally. 
 
  With  these  the  Piercies  them  confederate.  --Daniel. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Confederate  \Con*fed"er*ate\,  v.  i. 
  To  unite  in  a  league;  to  join  in  a  mutual  contract  or 
  covenant;  to  band  together. 
 
  By  words  men  .  .  .  covenant  and  confederate.  --South. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Confederate  \Con*fed"er*ate\,  a.  [L.  confoederatus  p.  p.  of 
  confoederare  to  join  by  a  league;  con-  +  foederare  to 
  establish  by  treaty  or  league,  fr  foedus  league,  compact. 
  See  {Federal}.] 
  1.  United  in  a  league;  allied  by  treaty;  engaged  in  a 
  confederacy;  banded  together;  allied. 
 
  All  the  swords  In  Italy,  and  her  confederate  arms, 
  Could  not  have  made  this  peace.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  (Amer.  Hist.)  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Confederate  \Con*fed"er*ate\,  n. 
  1.  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 
 
  He  found  some  of  his  confederates  in  gaol. 
  --Macaulay. 
 
  2.  (Amer.  Hist.)  A  name  designating  an  adherent  to  the  cause 
  of  the  States  which  attempted  to  withdraw  from  the  Union 
  (1860-1865). 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Confederate 
  adj  1:  of  or  having  to  do  with  the  southern  Confederacy  during  the 
  Civil  War;  "Confederate  soldiers"  [syn:  {Confederate}] 
  2:  united  in  a  confederacy  or  league  [syn:  {allied},  {confederative}] 
  n  1:  a  supporter  of  the  Confederate  States  of  America  [syn:  {Confederate}] 
  2:  someone  who  assists  in  a  plot  [syn:  {collaborator},  {henchman}, 
  {partner  in  crime}] 
  3:  an  associate  who  provides  assistance;  "he's  a  good  ally  in 
  fight";  "they  were  friends  of  the  workers"  [syn:  {ally},  {friend}] 
  [ant:  {foe}] 
  v  1:  form  a  group  or  unite;  "The  groups  banded  together"  [syn:  {band 
  together}] 
  2:  form  a  confederation  with  of  nations 




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