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English adjective: Confederate

1. Confederate of or having to do with the southern Confederacy during the American Civil War

SamplesConfederate soldiers.



2. confederate united in a confederacy or league

Synonymsallied, confederative



English noun: Confederate

1. Confederate (person) a supporter of the Confederate States of America

Broader (hypernym)admirer, booster, champion, friend, protagonist, Southerner, supporter

Narrower (hyponym)Confederate soldier

2. confederate (person) someone who assists in a plot

Synonymscollaborator, henchman, partner in crime

Broader (hypernym)accessary, accessory

3. confederate (person) a person who joins with another in carrying out some plan (especially an unethical or illegal plan)


Broader (hypernym)assistant, help, helper, supporter

Narrower (hyponym)decoy, steerer

English verb: confederate

1. confederate (social) form a group or unite

SamplesThe groups banded together.

Synonymsband together

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)unify, unite

2. confederate (social) form a confederation with; of nations

Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)unify, unite

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