Colluded vs Confederate - What's the difference?

colluded | confederate |


As a verb colluded

is (collude).

As an adjective confederate is

of or relating to the confederate states of america.

As a noun confederate is

a supporter or resident of the confederate states of america.

colluded

English

Verb

(head)
  • (collude)

  • collude

    English

    Verb

    (collud)
  • to act in concert with; to conspire
  • Synonyms

    * to be in cahoots * conspire * plot * scheme

    confederate

    English

    Alternative forms

    * (archaic)

    Noun

    (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.

    Quotations

    * , Youth's Antiphony, lines 11-12 *: Hour after hour, remote from the world's throng, *: Work, contest, fame, all life's confederate pleas

    Verb

    (en-verb)
  • To combine into a confederacy.
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