I verb act in concert, affiliate, ally, amalgamate, assemble, associate, band, collaborate, combine, concert, confederate, conjoin, consociate, join, join forces, league, merge, organize, participate, pool one's interests, unify, unionize, unite, unite by compact, unite in a federation, unite in a league II index affiliate, allied, associated, combine (act in concert), consolidate (unite), cooperate, federal, federalize (associate), intimate, join (bring together), mutual (collective), organize (unionize), pool

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  • Federate — Fed er*ate, a. [L. foederatus, p. p. of foederare to establish by treaty or league, fr. foedus. See {Federal}.] United by compact, as sovereignties, states, or nations; joined in confederacy; leagued; confederate; as, federate nations. Syn:… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • federate — UK US /ˈfedəreɪt/ US  / əreɪt/ verb [I] ► if a group of organizations, regions, countries, etc. federates, it joins together to form a federation (= a larger organization or government): »Local fishing cooperatives have federated to form a… …   Financial and business terms

  • federate — (v.) 1814 (implied in federated), back formation from federation, or else from L. foederatus having a treaty, bound by treaty, pp. of foederare to establish by treaty, from foedus (see FEDERAL (Cf. federal)). Related: Federating. As an adjective …   Etymology dictionary

  • federate — ► VERB ▪ (of a number of states or organizations) organize or be organized on a federal basis. ► ADJECTIVE ▪ relating to such an arrangement …   English terms dictionary

  • federate — [fed′ər it; ] for v. [, fed′ər āt΄] adj. [L foederatus, pp. of foederare, to league together < foedus: see FAITH] united by common agreement under a central government or authority vt., vi. federated, federating to unite in a federation …   English World dictionary

  • federate — v. (D; tr.) to federate into * * * [ fed(ə)rɪt] (D; tr.) to federate into …   Combinatory dictionary

  • federate — UK [ˈfedəreɪt] / US [ˈfedəˌreɪt] verb [intransitive] Word forms federate : present tense I/you/we/they federate he/she/it federates present participle federating past tense federated past participle federated to form a federation Derived word:… …   English dictionary

  • federate — fed|e|rate [ˈfedəreıt] v [I + with] if a group of states federate, they join together to form a federation …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • federate — verb (intransitive + with) if a group of states federate, they join together to form a federation …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • federate — verb (federated, federating) –verb (t) /ˈfɛdəreɪt / (say feduhrayt) 1. to join or bring together in a league or federation. 2. to organise on a federal basis. –verb (i) /ˈfɛdəreɪt / (say feduhrayt) 3. to unite in a federation. –adjective… …  

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