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confederate with (someone or something)

To unite or work together with someone or something. Those two groups confederated with each other to form this proposal.
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confederate with someone or something

to organize, join, or unite with someone or a group. A number of states confederated with one another and formed a loose association. I confederated with the neighbors and we filed a joint complaint.
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As John Rawls recognized, this may necessitate the establishment of new alliances or new institutions and practices to serve as a kind of confederative center and public forum.
A small strategic planning staff directed by a policy board could nurture regionalism and weave the parts together, and representation could be based on federative or confederative models.
With their unique confederative character, American parties were now doing much of the essential work of democracy: educating voters about the issues, as well as teaching them the linkages between the public and the private, the local and the national.
It is confederative because individuality is maintained while resources are mutually renounced.
It is also confederative, in that each murid moves along the path at different speeds, and spiritual accomplishments establish a kind of status system.
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