Confederate vs Alliance - What's the difference?

confederate | alliance |

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.



Alternative forms

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(en noun)
  • a member of a confederacy
  • an accomplice in a plot
  • * Macaulay
  • He found some of his confederates in gaol.
  • (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").
  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • of, relating to, or united in a confederacy
  • banded together; allied.
  • * Shakespeare
  • 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.
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    Alternative forms

    * alliaunce


  • (uncountable) The state of being allied.
  • matrimonial alliances'''; an '''alliance between church and state, or between two countries
  • (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
  • the alliance of the principles of the world with those of the gospel
  • * Mansel
  • the alliance between logic and metaphysics
  • (with the definite article) The persons or parties allied.
  • (Udall)


    * (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.
  • Anagrams

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