Definition of “federate” - English Dictionary

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“federate” in British English

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federateverb [ I or T ]

uk /ˈfed.ər.eɪt/ us /ˈfed.ə.reɪt/

Examples from literature

  • Either smaller groups with related aims may federate for the larger purpose, or the larger may itself be the primary group, and may subdivide into sections each with its specified object. 
  • Either the two States federate and form a united State, or one of them conquers and annexes the other. 
  • In all the leading industries of the country labor was organized into trade unions and federated in a national organization. 
  • We told you some time ago about England's idea of federating her colonies. 

(Definition of “federate” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“federate” in Business English

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federateverb [ I ]

uk /ˈfedəreɪt/ us /-əreɪt/

if a group of organizations, regions, countries, etc. federates, it joins together to form a federation (= a larger organization or government):

Local fishing cooperatives have federated to form a national organization.

(Definition of “federate” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)