confederate

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See also: Confederate

English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (noun, adjective) IPA(key): /kənˈfɛdəɹət/
  • (verb) IPA(key): /kənˈfɛdəɹeɪt/
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Noun[edit]

confederate (plural confederates)

  1. A member of a confederacy.
  2. An accomplice in a plot.
  3. (psychology) An actor who participates in a psychological experiment pretending to be a subject but in actuality working for the researcher.
    Synonym: 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.

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

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Verb[edit]

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

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To combine in a confederacy.

Italian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Adjective[edit]

confederate f pl

  1. feminine plural of confederato

Participle[edit]

confederate f pl

  1. feminine plural of confederato

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

confederate f pl

  1. plural of confederata

Etymology 3[edit]

Verb[edit]

confederate

  1. inflection of confederare:
    1. second-person plural present indicative
    2. second-person plural imperative