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congregate

[ verb kong-gri-geyt; adjective kong-gri-git, -geyt ]
/ verb 藞k蓲艐 gr瑟藢ge瑟t; adjective 藞k蓲艐 gr瑟 g瑟t, -藢ge瑟t /
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verb (used without object), con路gre路gat路ed, con路gre路gat路ing.
to come together; assemble, especially in large numbers: People waiting for rooms congregated in the hotel lobby.
verb (used with object), con路gre路gat路ed, con路gre路gat路ing.
to bring together in a crowd, body, or mass; assemble; collect.
adjective
congregated; assembled.
formed by collecting; collective.
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Origin of congregate

1350鈥1400; Middle English (adj.) <Latin congreg膩tus (past participle of congreg膩re to flock together), equivalent to con-con- + greg- (stem of grex) flock + -膩tus-ate1

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British Dictionary definitions for congregate

congregate

verb (藞k蓲艐伞r瑟藢伞e瑟t)
to collect together in a body or crowd; assemble
adjective (藞k蓲艐伞r瑟伞瑟t, -藢伞e瑟t)
collected together; assembled
relating to collecting; collective

Derived forms of congregate

congregative, adjectivecongregativeness, nouncongregator, noun

Word Origin for congregate

C15: from Latin congreg膩re to collect into a flock, from grex flock
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