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Definition of "confederate" [con•fed•er•ate]

  • A member of a confederacy; an ally. (noun)
  • One who assists in a plot; an accomplice. See Synonyms at partner. (noun)
  • A supporter of the Confederate States of America. (noun)
  • United in a confederacy; allied. (adjective)
  • Of or having to do with the Confederate States of America. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "confederate" in a sentence
  • "Using the term confederate is code for white supremacy and putting those of color in their place."
  • "How do you neglect to mention slavery in confederate history month?"
  • "I agree with Kevin the confederate is part of american history it is 1/2 of the civil war."