Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts


1) unite smaller, localized entities within a larger organization or government
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    • federate into a single, national organization
  • Analysis
    A federate is a number of entities, states or organisations which come together as a unit but also maintain autonomy. To federate means to unite in a federated union. This verb and adjective is mainly used in upper management settings. You are unlikely to hear this in day-to-day conversation.
  • Social Examples (Advance)
    1. The EU's attempts to federalize the continent of Europe into a superstate has been met with firm resistance in some countries.
  • Professional Examples (Advance)
    1. The organization was founded a decade ago through the federation of four smaller businesses.
    2. In order to increase their bargaining power, industrial trade unions intend to federate into a single, national organization.
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