confederate

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English[edit]

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Noun[edit]

confederate (plural confederates)

  1. a member of a confederacy
  2. an accomplice in a plot
    • Macaulay
      He found some of his confederates in gaol.
  3. (psychology) An actor who participates in a psychological experiment pretending to be a subject but in actuality working for the researcher (also known as a "stooge").

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Adjective[edit]

confederate (comparative more confederate, superlative most confederate)

  1. of, relating to, or united in a confederacy
  2. banded together; allied.
    • Shakespeare
      All the swords / In Italy, and her confederate arms, / Could not have made this peace.

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Quotations[edit]

  • Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Youth's Antiphony, lines 11-12
    Hour after hour, remote from the world's throng,
    Work, contest, fame, all life's confederate pleas

Verb[edit]

confederate (third-person singular simple present confederates, present participle confederating, simple past and past participle confederated)

  1. To combine into a confederacy.

Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

confederate

  1. feminine plural of confederato

Noun[edit]

confederate f

  1. plural form of confederata

Verb[edit]

confederate

  1. second-person plural present indicative of confederare
  2. second-person plural imperative of confederare
  3. feminine plural of confederato