What is another word for confederate?

Synonyms for confederate
kənˈfɛd ər ɪt, -ˈfɛd rɪt; -ˈfɛd əˌreɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Confederate(noun)

    a supporter of the Confederate States of America

    henchman, partner in crime, collaborator, accomplice

    divided, northern

  2. confederate, collaborator, henchman, partner in crime(noun)

    someone who assists in a plot

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

    divided, northern

  3. accomplice, confederate(adj)

    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. Confederate(adj)

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

    "Confederate soldiers"

    confederative, allied

    northern, divided

  5. allied, confederate, confederative(verb)

    united in a confederacy or league

    confederative, allied

    divided, northern

  6. band together, confederate(verb)

    form a group or unite

    "The groups banded together"

    band together

    divided, northern

  7. confederate(verb)

    form a confederation with; of nations

    band together

    northern, divided

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. confederate(v. a.)

    ally, league, combine, unite

  2. confederate(v. n.)

    unite, be leagued, be allied

  3. confederate(n.)

    accomplice, abettor, accessory, ally

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. confederate(a)

    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. Nikki Haley:

    I remember how bad that felt. And my dad went to the register, shook their hands, said 'thank you,' paid for his things and not a word was said going home. I knew what had just happened, that produce stand is still there and every time I drive by it, I still feel that pain. I realized that that Confederate flag was the same pain that so many people were feeling.

  2. Jim Ananich:

    This protest wasn't about the stay-at-home order, it was an opportunity for a small group of folks -- very few of whom were engaging in social distancing or wearing masks -- to show off their swastika posters, confederate flags, nooses hanging from cars and signs calling for murder, threatening Capitol police, staff, press, and elected members is not how we do business here in Michigan.

  3. Candice Miller:

    Given the controversy surrounding Confederate imagery, I decided to install a new display, i am well aware of how many Americans negatively view the Confederate flag. And, personally, I am very sympathetic to these views.However, I also believe that it is not the business of the federal government to dictate what flag each state flies.

  4. David Blight:

    That is standard Lost Cause ideology circa 1890 to 1910, this man, that language right there, is the standard defense of The Lost Cause built over the period of decades as an ideology explaining confederate defeat, but also as a racial ideology.

  5. Cornell Brooks:

    We cannot have the Confederate flag waving on the grounds of the state Capitol.

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

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