1. unite smaller, localized entities within a larger organization or government






Check Icon How to Memorize

federate into a single, national organization

Check Icon Analysis

A federate is a number of entities, states or organisations which come together as a unit but also maintain autonomy. To federate means to unite in a federated union. This verb and adjective is mainly used in upper management settings. You are unlikely to hear this in day-to-day conversation.

Check Icon Social Examples (Advance)

  1. The EU's attempts to federalize the continent of Europe into a superstate has been met with firm resistance in some countries.

Check Icon Professional Examples (Advance)

  1. The organization was founded a decade ago through the federation of four smaller businesses.
  2. In order to increase their bargaining power, industrial trade unions intend to federate into a single, national organization.

Related Links