What are some alternative words for confederation?

Synonyms for confederationkənˌfɛd əˈreɪ ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. alliance, confederation(noun)

    the state of being allied or confederated

    alinement, federation, bond, alliance, coalition, alignment, confederation, confederacy

  2. confederation, confederacy, federation(noun)

    a union of political organizations

    confederacy, alliance, conspiracy, federation, confederation

  3. confederation, alliance(noun)

    the act of forming an alliance or confederation

    alinement, bond, federation, alignment, coalition, confederation, confederacy, alliance


  1. confederation(noun)

    federation, confederacy, alliance, league

  2. confederation(noun)

    In Canada, the federal union of provinces and territories which formed Canada, beginning with New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, and Quebec, and later including all the others.

    alliance, league, confederacy, federation

  3. Confederation(propernoun)

    In Newfoundland, the political union of Newfoundland with Canada.

    league, federation, alliance, confederacy

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. confederation

    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.

    alliance, coalition, compact, confederacy, federation, fusion, league, partnership, union

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

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. confederation(n.)

    league, CONFEDERACY

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

confederacy, confédération, confederación, gctu, federation, conaie

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