confederate Meaning, Definition & Usage
noun a supporter of the Confederate States of America
noun someone who assists in a plot
collaborator; partner in crime; henchman.
noun a person who joins with another in carrying out some plan (especially an unethical or illegal plan)
verb form a group or unite
- The groups banded together
verb form a confederation with; of nations
adjective satellite of or having to do with the southern Confederacy during the American Civil War
- Confederate soldiers
adjective satellite united in a confederacy or league
United in a league; allied by treaty; engaged in a confederacy; banded together; allied.
All the swords In Italy, and her confederate arms, Could not have made this peace. Shak.
(Amer. Hist.) Of or pertaining to the government of the eleven Southern States of the United States which (1860-1865) attempted to establish an independent nation styled the Confederate States of America; as, the Confederatecongress; Confederatemoney.
One who is united with others in a league; a person or a nation engaged in a confederacy; an ally; also, an accomplice in a bad sense.
He found some of his confederates in gaol. Macaulay.
(Amer. Hist.) A name designating an adherent to the cause of the States which attempted to withdraw from the Union (1860-1865).
Con*fed"er*ate transitive verb
To unite in a legue or confederacy; to ally.
With these the Piercies them confederate. Daniel.
Con*fed"er*ate intransitive verb
To unite in a league; to join in a mutual contract or covenant; to band together.
By words men . . . covenant and confederate. South.