What is another word for confederate?

Synonyms for confederate
kənˈfɛd ər ɪt, -ˈfɛd rɪt; -ˈfɛd əˌreɪtcon·fed·er·ate

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. confederate

    Colleague is used always in a good sense, associate and coadjutor generally so; ally, assistant, associate, attendant, companion, helper, either in a good or a bad sense; abetter, accessory, accomplice, confederate, almost always in a bad sense. Ally is oftenest used of national and military matters, or of some other connection regarded as great and important; as, allies of despotism. Colleague is applied to civil and ecclesiastical connections; members of Congress from the same State are colleagues, even though they may be bitter opponents politically and personally. An Associate Justice of the Supreme Court is near in rank to the Chief Justice. A surgeon's assistant is a physician or medical student who shares in the treatment and care of patients; a surgeon's attendant is one who rolls bandages and the like. Follower, henchman, retainer are persons especially devoted to a chief, and generally bound to him by necessity, fee, or reward. Partner has come to denote almost exclusively a business connection. In law, an abettor (the general legal spelling) is always present, either actively or constructively, at the commission of the crime; an accessory never. An accomplice is usually a principal; an accessory never. If present, though only to stand outside and keep watch against surprise, one is an abettor, and not an accessory. At common law, an accessory implies a principal, and can not be convicted until after the conviction of the principal; the accomplice or abettor can be convicted as a principal. Accomplice and abettor have nearly the same meaning, but the former is the popular, the latter more distinctively the legal term. Compare APPENDAGE; AUXILIARY.

    abetter, abettor, accessory, accomplice, ally, assistant, associate, attendant, coadjutor, colleague, companion, follower, helper, henchman, participator, partner, retainer

    adversary, antagonist, betrayer, chief, commander, enemy, foe, hinderer, instigator, leader, opponent, opposer, principal, rival

    An accessory to the crime; before or after the fact; the accessories of a figure in a painting.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. confederate

    leagued, allied, united, combined

    disunited, dissolved

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Confederatenoun

    a supporter of the Confederate States of America

    henchman, partner in crime, collaborator, accomplice

    divided, northern

  2. confederate, collaborator, henchman, partner in crimenoun

    someone who assists in a plot

    pardner, accomplice, collaborationist, partner, quisling, henchman, collaborator, partner in crime, cooperator

    divided, northern

  3. accomplice, confederateadjective

    a person who joins with another in carrying out some plan (especially an unethical or illegal plan)

    henchman, partner in crime, collaborator, accomplice

    divided, northern

  4. Confederateadjective

    of or having to do with the southern Confederacy during the American Civil War

    "Confederate soldiers"

    confederative, allied

    northern, divided

  5. allied, confederate, confederativeverb

    united in a confederacy or league

    confederative, allied

    divided, northern

  6. band together, confederateverb

    form a group or unite

    "The groups banded together"

    band together

    divided, northern

  7. confederateverb

    form a confederation with; of nations

    band together

    northern, divided

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. confederateverb

    ally, league, combine, unite

  2. confederateverb

    unite, be leagued, be allied

  3. confederatenoun

    accomplice, abettor, accessory, ally

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. confederateadjective

    confederated, federated, allied, leagued

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "confederate":

    accomplice, confederal, confederacy

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How to use confederate in a sentence?

  1. White House:

    Refusing to evacuate to the rear despite his severe wounds, he directed the operation of his lone field piece continuing to fire in the face of the enemy, with the rebels within 100 yards of his position, Cushing was shot and killed during this heroic stand. His actions made it possible for the Union Army to successfully repulse the Confederate assault.

  2. David Moreland:

    Do not tear down Confederate Avenue.

  3. Ken Parker:

    On paper, George Lincoln Rockwell were just going up there to, like, stand up for the white race and defend George Lincoln Rockwell heritage, keep the [ Confederate ] monuments from coming down, but honestly, I think everybody was just going to fight.

  4. Marc Leepson:

    The analogy that comes to mind is Confederate statues, most Confederate statues weren't put up right after the Civil War. They were part of the spreading of the Lost Cause Theory, and then Jim Crow and segregation. They had a purpose in the eyes of the public.

  5. Donald Trump:

    So this week it's Robert E. Lee, i noticed that (Confederate Gen.) Stonewall Jackson is coming down. I wonder, is it George Washington next week? And is it (President) Thomas Jefferson the week after? You know, you really do have to ask yourself, where does it stop?

Translations for confederate

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  • съюзнически, съюзен, заговорник, участник в конфедерация, конфедеративен, съучастникBulgarian
  • դաշնակիցArmenian
  • подставное лицо, сообщник, соучастникRussian
  • liên minhVietnamese

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