federate

federate

[v. fed-uh-reyt; adj. fed-er-it]
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), federated, federating.
1.
to unite in a federation.
2.
to organize on a federal basis.
adjective
3.
federated; allied.

Origin:
1665–75; < Latin foederātus leagued together, allied, equivalent to foeder- (nominative stem foedus) league + -ātus -ate1

federator, noun
nonfederated, adjective
refederate, verb, refederated, refederating.
unfederated, adjective
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federate
 
vb
1.  to unite or cause to unite in a federal union
 
adj
2.  federal; federated
 
'federative
 
adj

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federate
1814 (implied in federated), from L. foederat-, pp. stem of foederare, from foedus (see federal). Related: Federating.
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