AskDefine | Define confederate

Dictionary Definition

Confederate adj
1 of or having to do with the southern Confederacy during the Civil War; "Confederate soldiers"
2 united in a confederacy or league [syn: allied, confederative]


1 a supporter of the Confederate States of America
2 someone who assists in a plot [syn: collaborator, henchman, partner in crime]
3 a person who joins with another in carrying out some plan (especially an unethical or illegal plan) [syn: accomplice]


1 form a group or unite; "The groups banded together" [syn: band together]
2 form a confederation with; of nations

User Contributed Dictionary

see Confederate




  1. a member of a confederacy
  2. an accomplice in a plot
  3. An actor who participates in a psychological experiment pretending to be a subject but in actuality working for the researcher.


  1. of, relating to, or united in a confederacy


  1. To combine into a confederacy.



  1. Feminine plural form of confederato


  1. Plural of confederata


  1. Form of Second-person plural imperative, confederare#Italian|confederare

Extensive Definition

Confederacy (or Confederation) may refer to:
Confederation, an association of sovereign states or communities. Examples include:

Fictional Confederacies

See also

  • Federacy, in which some substate units enjoy more independence than the majority of the substate units
  • A Confederacy of Dunces, a novel written by John Kennedy Toole, published in 1980
  • Federation, a union comprising a number of partially self-governing states or regions united by a central government
  • Confederate Motor Company, an American manufacturer of motorcycles

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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