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English definition of “confederate”

confederate

noun [C] uk   /kənˈfed.ər.ət/ us    /-ɚ-/ formal
someone you work together with in a secret, sometimes illegal, activity

confederate

adjective uk   /kənˈfed.ər.ət/ us    /-ɚ-/
united in or part of a confederacy: confederate states
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