What does Confederate mean?

Definitions for Confederatekənˈfɛd ər ɪt, -ˈfɛd rɪt; -ˈfɛd əˌreɪt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Confederate.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Confederate(noun)

    a supporter of the Confederate States of America

  2. confederate, collaborator, henchman, partner in crime(noun)

    someone who assists in a plot

  3. accomplice, confederate(adj)

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

  4. Confederate(adj)

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

    "Confederate soldiers"

  5. allied, confederate, confederative(verb)

    united in a confederacy or league

  6. band together, confederate(verb)

    form a group or unite

    "The groups banded together"

  7. confederate(verb)

    form a confederation with; of nations


  1. Confederate(Noun)

    A supporter or resident of the Confederate States of America.

  2. Confederate(Noun)

    A supporter of Confederation between Newfoundland and Canada.

  3. Confederate(Adjective)

    Of or relating to the Confederate States of America.

  4. Confederate(Adjective)

    Of or relating to the political movement in favour of Confederation between Newfoundland and Canada.

  5. confederate(Noun)

    a member of a confederacy

  6. confederate(Noun)

    an accomplice in a plot

  7. confederate(Noun)

    An actor who participates in a psychological experiment pretending to be a subject but in actuality working for the researcher (also known as a 'stooge').

  8. confederate(Verb)

    To combine into a confederacy.

  9. confederate(Adjective)

    of, relating to, or united in a confederacy

  10. confederate(Adjective)

    banded together; allied.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Confederate(adj)

    united in a league; allied by treaty; engaged in a confederacy; banded together; allied

  2. Confederate(adj)

    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 Confederate congress; Confederate money

  3. Confederate(noun)

    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

  4. Confederate(noun)

    a name designating an adherent to the cause of the States which attempted to withdraw from the Union (1860-1865)

  5. Confederate(verb)

    to unite in a league or confederacy; to ally

  6. Confederate(verb)

    to unite in a league; to join in a mutual contract or covenant; to band together

  7. Origin: [L. confoederatus, p. p. of confoederare to join by a league; con- + foederare to establish by treaty or league, fr. foedus league, compact. See Federal.]


  1. Confederate

    Confederate is an unincorporated community in Lyon County, Kentucky, United States.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Confederate

    kon-fed′ėr-āt, adj. leagued together: allied.—n. one united in a league: an ally: an acomplice.—v.i. and v.t. to league together or join in a league.—ns. Confed′eracy, a league or mutual engagement: persons or states united by a league: a conspiracy; Confederā′tion, a league: alliance, esp. of princes, states, &c.—adj. Confed′erātive, of or belonging to a confederation. [L. confœderāre, -ātumcon, together, fœdus, fœdĕris, a league.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Confederate in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Confederate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Tim Morgan:

    John Wilkes Booth Booth stayed nearby in a pine thicket, they were helped by the Confederate underground. He learned here that his act was almost universally condemned.

  2. Robert Lyday:

    People make too much of the Confederate flag. We need to keep it around to remember our history and learn from it, the state flies it because it is part of its history and I agree with that.

  3. Clinton Jenkins:

    In the U.S. these symbols are representative of the things we don't want in the country, but here it's all seemingly disconnected. Watching a girl sing 'Amazing Grace' on top of a giant Confederate flag is a hell of a contrast.

  4. David McCallister:

    There were people that disliked the Confederate battle flag before and it appears they were just looking for some opportunity to create some kind of vigilante lynch mob calling for attacks on the Confederate battle flag wherever it be located, wherever it be displayed.

  5. Candice Miller:

    Given the controversy surrounding Confederate imagery, I decided to install a new display, i am well aware of how many Americans negatively view the Confederate flag. And, personally, I am very sympathetic to these views.However, I also believe that it is not the business of the federal government to dictate what flag each state flies.

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Translations for Confederate

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • съюзнически, съюзен, заговорник, участник в конфедерация, конфедеративен, съучастникBulgarian
  • դաշնակիցArmenian
  • подставное лицо, сообщник, соучастникRussian

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