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See also: Confederate
- confœderate (archaic)
confederate (plural confederates)
- A member of a confederacy.
- An accomplice in a plot.
- 1849–1861, Thomas Babington Macaulay, chapter 21, in The History of England from the Accession of James the Second, volume (please specify |volume=I to V), London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, OCLC 1069526323:
- He found some of his confederates in gaol.
- (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").
a member of a confederacy
an accomplice in a plot
an actor in an experiment
- of, relating to, or united in a confederacy
- banded together; allied.
- c. 1608–1609, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedy of Coriolanus”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: […] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act V, scene iii]:
- All the swords / In Italy, and her confederate arms, / Could not have made this peace.
- 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
of, relating to, or united in a confederacy
banded together; allied
confederate f pl
- plural of