confederate (Confederate)

confederate (Confederate)
1 noun (C)
1 someone who helps someone else do something, especially something secret or illegal: It was important that they didn't think he was John's confederate in the robbery.
2 a member of a confederacy
2 adjective belonging to a confederacy or the Confederacy: The Confederate Army. 3 verb (I, T) to combine or to combine something in a confederacy (+ with): In 1949 Newfoundland was confederated with Canada through a referendum.

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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