confederate

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NounEdit

confederate ‎(plural confederates)

  1. a member of a confederacy
  2. an accomplice in a plot
    • Macaulay
      He found some of his confederates in gaol.
  3. (psychology) 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").

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AdjectiveEdit

confederate ‎(comparative more confederate, superlative most confederate)

  1. of, relating to, or united in a confederacy
  2. banded together; allied.
    • Shakespeare
      All the swords / In Italy, and her confederate arms, / Could not have made this peace.

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  • Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Youth's Antiphony, lines 11-12
    Hour after hour, remote from the world's throng,
    Work, contest, fame, all life's confederate pleas

VerbEdit

confederate ‎(third-person singular simple present confederates, present participle confederating, simple past and past participle confederated)

  1. To combine into a confederacy.

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