- to mention separately as if in counting; name one by one; specify, as in a list: Let me enumerate the many flaws in your hypothesis.
- to ascertain the number of; count.
Origin of enumerate
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Examples from the Web for enumerate
For reasons Lehman may someday wish to enumerate, he and Hitchcock had a falling out.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days
December 13, 2014
Mustafa then proceeded to enumerate five factors that he believed are contributing to the prevailing despair.The Rise Of Palestinian Non-Violent Resistance: A Conversation With Mustafa Barghouti
March 7, 2013
He called Asali a “visionary” and “trail blazer” and went on to enumerate a list of US politicians who have had dinner with ATFP.Beyond Words: A Response to Hussein Ibish
Susan Abulhawa, Sa’ed Atshan
May 11, 2012
The meeting wound down forlornly, with Obama attempting to enumerate issues that the two sides had in common.What Was Obama Thinking?
February 25, 2010
But we cannot enumerate a tithe of the masterpieces of the British Encyclopædia.Leading Articles on Various Subjects
He began to enumerate some of the things Keziah had told concerning the Hammond family.Keziah Coffin
Joseph C. Lincoln
The reason, or rather reasons, for my enthusiasm I will now enumerate.
One needs but to stop to enumerate the changes to realize how great this break was.The Negro Farmer
You enumerate one by one all the ingredients, and you disparage the total.Barrington
Charles James Lever
- (tr) to mention separately or in order; name one by one; list
- (tr) to determine the number of; count
- Canadian to compile or enter (a name or names) in a voting list for an area
Word Origin and History for enumerate
1610s, from or modeled on Latin enumeratus, past participle of enumerare (see enumeration). Middle English had annumerate (early 15c.). Related: Enumerated; enumerating.