Definition of federate verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

federate

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈfedəreɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfedəreɪt//
 
[intransitive](specialist)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they federate
BrE BrE//ˈfedəreɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfedəreɪt//
 
he / she / it federates
BrE BrE//ˈfedəreɪts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfedəreɪts//
 
past simple federated
BrE BrE//ˈfedəreɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfedəreɪtɪd//
 
past participle federated
BrE BrE//ˈfedəreɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfedəreɪtɪd//
 
-ing form federating
BrE BrE//ˈfedəreɪtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfedəreɪtɪŋ//
 
 
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(of states, organizations, etc.) to unite under a central government or organization while keeping some local control Word Origin early 18th cent. (as an adjective): from late Latin foederatus, based on foedus, foeder- ‘league, covenant’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: federate