verb (used without object), con·gre·gat·ed, con·gre·gat·ing.
verb (used with object), con·gre·gat·ed, con·gre·gat·ing.
- congregate housing,
- congregational church,
Origin of congregate
Examples from the Web for congregate
A few children, settler children, congregate near what appears to have been the bus station.
During the Iranian iteration, one event allowed customers to congregate with a local dining in Iran.Eating With The Enemy: Conflict Kitchen’s Political Cuisine|Justin Jones|July 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
An NYPD official says an AP reporter called to ask where people of Chechen descent might congregate in New York City.NYPD on the Real ‘Enemies Within’: Going Undercover With Jihadis|Michael Daly|September 9, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Yet in the film, the dwarves, hobbit and wizard all congregate to a single tree that remains untouched by the fire.‘The Hobbit’: 19 Changes from J.R.R. Tolkien’s Novel to Peter Jackson’s Movie|Anna Klassen|December 14, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Dingoes tend to spend the majority of their time alone; however they congregate in packs during mating season.Pets or Predators? 10 Things About Australia’s Famous Dog, the Dingo|Meredith Kaufman|June 13, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Here I have been imagining a dialogue between a half-dozen gossips such as congregate round a Club fireplace of an afternoon.Roundabout Papers|William Makepeace Thackeray
Up river, above tide water, the stockades are left for several days, in order to allow the fish to congregate.West African studies|Mary Henrietta Kingsley
Round the windows of a ten-cent store, most fascinating of all human spectacles, they congregate and compare notes.Pipefuls|Christopher Morley
For this reason they congregate upon the rocky shores, where they may be seen standing in thousands, like regiments of soldiers.Chatterbox, 1906|Various
Excepting in the ports and in those centres where Europeans congregate, beef is but very rarely seen.Sidelights on Chinese Life|J. Macgowan
adjective (ˈkɒŋɡrɪɡɪt, -ˌɡeɪt)
Word Origin for congregate
mid-15c., from Latin congregatus "flocking together," past participle of congregare "to herd together, collect in a flock, swarm; assemble," from com- "together" (see com-) + gregare "to collect into a flock, gather," from grex (genitive gregis) "a flock" (see gregarious). Related: Congregated; congregating.