Confederate vs Alliance - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between confederate and alliance
is that confederate
is a supporter or resident of the confederate states of america while alliance
is (uncountable) the state of being allied.
As an adjective confederate
is of or relating to the confederate states of america.
As a verb alliance is
(obsolete) to connect or unite by alliance; to ally.
a member of a confederacy
an accomplice in a plot
(psychology) An actor who participates in a psychological experiment pretending to be a subject but in actuality working for the researcher (also known as a "stooge").
- He found some of his confederates in gaol.
of, relating to, or united in a confederacy
banded together; allied.
- All the swords / In Italy, and her confederate arms, / Could not have made this peace.
* , Youth's Antiphony, lines 11-12
*: Hour after hour, remote from the world's throng,
*: Work, contest, fame, all life's confederate pleas
To combine into a confederacy.
(uncountable) The state of being allied.
(countable) The act of allying or uniting.
(countable) A union or connection of interests between families, states, parties, etc., especially between families by marriage and states by compact, treaty, or league.
(countable) Any union resembling that of families or states; union by relationship in qualities; affinity.
* C. J. Smith
- matrimonial alliances'''; an '''alliance between church and state, or between two countries
- the alliance of the principles of the world with those of the gospel
(with the definite article) The persons or parties allied.
- the alliance between logic and metaphysics
* (union by relationship in qualities) connection, affinity, union
* (act of allying) union
* (persons or parties allied) coalition, league, confederation, team (informal)
(obsolete) To connect or unite by alliance; to ally.