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Adjective confederate has 2 senses
  1. Confederate - of or having to do with the southern Confederacy during the Civil War; "Confederate soldiers"
    northern (indirect, via southern)
  2. allied, confederate, confederative - united in a confederacy or league
    Antonym: divided (indirect, via united)
Noun confederate has 3 senses
  1. Confederate - a supporter of the Confederate States of America
    --1 is a kind of
    supporter, protagonist, champion, admirer, booster, friend; Southerner
    --1 has particulars: Confederate soldier
  2. confederate, collaborator, henchman, partner in crime - someone who assists in a plot
    --2 is a kind of accessory, accessary
  3. accomplice, confederate - a person who joins with another in carrying out some plan (especially an unethical or illegal plan)
    --3 is a kind of assistant, helper, help, supporter
    --3 has particulars: decoy, steerer
    Derived forms: verb confederate2, verb confederate1
Verb confederate has 2 senses
  1. band together, confederate - form a group or unite; "The groups banded together"
    --1 is one way to unite, unify
    Derived forms: noun confederation1, noun confederation2, noun confederation3, noun confederate3
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s
  2. confederate - form a confederation with; of nations
    --2 is one way to
    unite, unify
    Derived forms: noun confederation1, noun confederation3, noun confederate3, noun confederacy2
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s PP
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