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confederate (s) (noun), confederates (pl)
1. Someone who works with another person to achieve something which is sometimes secret or illegal: Greg and his sister both wanted to study chemistry, so they considered themselves confederates because both of them were studying and helping each other to achieve their goals.
2. A group of people, states, or political parties that have united for a particular purpose; especially, a political one: The two countries agreed to join their forces as confederates and to fight against terrorist groups.
3. Etymology: from Latin confoederare, "to unite"; from com-, "with, together" + foederare, "to establish by treaty or league (a collection of people, countries, or groups that combine for a particular purpose)".
A person or accomplice who is working with someone to do something that is mischievous or criminal.
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This entry is located in the following units: -ate (to do) (page 3) com-, co-, cog-, col-, con-, cor- (page 4)