1. [ verb ] put under the control and authority of a federal government
Synonyms: federalize
Related terms: decentralize federalization federalization
2. [ verb ] enter into a league for a common purpose
Synonyms: federate federalize

"The republics federated to become the Soviet Union"

Related terms: unify
3. [ verb ] unite on a federal basis or band together as a league
Synonyms: federalize federate

"The country was federated after the civil war"

Related terms: unite federation
Similar spelling:   Federal