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factionate (third-person singular simple present factionates, present participle factionating, simple past and past participle factionated)
- Synonym of factionalize
- 1969, Urban Education, page 75:
- However, the Council immediately began to factionate.
- 1979, United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Armed Services. Subcommittee on Research and Development, Impact of SALT on U.S. Military Research and Development:
- I said I would feel more comfortable with a smaller ICBM on the U.S. side if I could be assured that the Soviet Union would not factionate beyond 10 reentry vehicles.
- 1986, Leonard Bickman, David L. Weatherford, Evaluating early intervention programs for severely handicapped children and their families, page 320:
- They create situations that allow, even encourage, invidious social comparison, which tends to factionate people who might otherwise engage in fruitful social relationships.
factionate (comparative more factionate, superlative most factionate)
- Showing great loyalty to one's faction; tribal.
- 1993, David Michael Brawn, Immanent domains: ways of living in Bone, Indonesia, page 49:
- They have gained this reputation by being intensely rivalrous and obsessively factionate, however, so the impression that the "placing" litany of questions is primarily incorporative in its intent is, I think, largely erroneous.