Synonyms for Federationˌfɛd əˈreɪ ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. federation(noun)

    an organization formed by merging several groups or parties

    Synonyms:
    confederacy, confederation

  2. confederation, confederacy, federation(noun)

    a union of political organizations

    Synonyms:
    confederacy, alliance, conspiracy, federation, confederation

  3. federation(noun)

    the act of constituting a political unity out of a number of separate states or colonies or provinces so that each member retains the management of its internal affairs

    Synonyms:
    confederacy, confederation

English Synonyms and Antonyms, by James Champlin Fernald

  1. federation

    Alliance is in its most common use a connection formed by treaty between sovereign states as for mutual aid in war. Partnership is a mercantile word; alliance chiefly political or matrimonial. Coalition is oftenest used of political parties; fusion is now the more common word in this sense. In an alliance between nations there is no surrender of sovereignty, and no union except for a specified time and purpose. League and alliance are used with scarcely perceptible difference of meaning. In a confederacy or confederation there is an attempt to unite separate states in a general government without surrender of sovereignty. Union implies so much concession as to make the separate states substantially one. Federation is mainly a poetic and rhetorical word expressing something of the same thought, as in Tennyson's "federation of the world," Locksley Hall, l. 128. The United States is not a confederacy nor an alliance; the nation might be called a federation, but prefers to be styled a federal union.

    Synonyms:
    alliance, coalition, compact, confederacy, confederation, fusion, league, partnership, union

    Antonyms:
    antagonism, discord, disunion, divorce, enmity, hostility, schism, secession, separation, war

    Preposition:
    Alliance with a neighboring people; against the common enemy; for offense and defense; alliance of, between, or among nations.

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