F f


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [verb fed-uh-reyt; adjective fed-er-it]
    • /verb ˈfɛd əˌreɪt; adjective ˈfɛd ər ɪt/
    • /ˈfed.ər.eɪt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [verb fed-uh-reyt; adjective fed-er-it]
    • /verb ˈfɛd əˌreɪt; adjective ˈfɛd ər ɪt/

Definitions of federate word

  • adjective federate federated; allied. 1
  • noun federate (with reference to a number of states or organizations) form or be formed into a single centralized unit, within which each state or organization keeps some internal autonomy. 1
  • transitive verb federate government: centralize 1
  • transitive verb federate unite 1
  • verb federate to unite or cause to unite in a federal union 0
  • adjective federate federal; federated 0

Information block about the term

Origin of federate

First appearance:

before 1665
One of the 47% oldest English words
1665-75; < Latin foederātus leagued together, allied, equivalent to foeder- (nominative stem foedus) league + -ātus -ate1

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Federate


federate popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 74% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 55% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

federate usage trend in Literature

This diagram is provided by Google Ngram Viewer

Synonyms for federate

verb federate

  • league — a unit of distance, varying at different periods and in different countries, in English-speaking countries usually estimated roughly at 3 miles (4.8 kilometers).
  • align — If you align yourself with a particular group, you support them because you have the same political aim.
  • organize — to form as or into a whole consisting of interdependent or coordinated parts, especially for united action: to organize a committee.
  • unite — to join, combine, or incorporate so as to form a single whole or unit.
  • confederate — Someone's confederates are the people they are working with in a secret activity.

Antonyms for federate

verb federate

  • divide — to separate into parts, groups, sections, etc.
  • separate — to keep apart or divide, as by an intervening barrier or space: to separate two fields by a fence.
  • devolve — If you devolve power, authority, or responsibility to a less powerful person or group, or if it devolves upon them, it is transferred to them.
  • disassociate — to dissociate.

Top questions with federate

  • why did western australia not want to federate?
  • why did australia federate?
  • what did the british parliament do so australia could federate?
  • what is ping federate?
  • why did the australian colonies federate?
  • what year did australia federate?
  • when did australia federate?
  • how did australia federate?
  • why did australia federate in 1901?

See also

Matching words

Was this page helpful?
Yes No
Thank you for your feedback! Tell your friends about this page
Tell us why?