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Definition of "federate" [fed•er•ate]

  • To cause to join into a league, federal union, or similar association. (verb-transitive)
  • To become united into a federal union. (verb-intransitive)
  • United in a federation. (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 "federate" in a sentence
  • "The House unanimously passed a bill to centralize the system, he says, but the Senate took no action (the VA embarked on a less ambitious approach to "federate" but not totally centralize its system)."
  • "We welcome others to run wave servers and become wave providers, for themselves or as services for their users, and to "federate" waves, that is, to share waves with each other and with wave."
  • "In response to this, a group of large companies formed the Liberty Alliance which developed protocols that will allow institutions to "federate" data across company boundaries."