enumerate

[ih-noo-muh-reyt, ih-nyoo-]
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verb (used with object), e·nu·mer·at·ed, e·nu·mer·at·ing.
  1. 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.
  2. to ascertain the number of; count.

Origin of enumerate

1640–50; < Latin ēnumerātus (past participle of ēnumerāre), equivalent to ē- e-1 + numer(us) number + -ātus -ate1
Related formse·nu·mer·a·tive [ih-noo-muh-rey-tiv, -mer-uh-, ih-nyoo-] /ɪˈnu məˌreɪ tɪv, -mər ə-, ɪˈnyu-/, adjectivee·nu·mer·a·tor, nounnon·e·nu·mer·at·ed, adjectivenon·e·nu·mer·a·tive, adjectivepre·e·nu·mer·ate, verb (used with object), pre·e·nu·mer·at·ed, pre·e·nu·mer·at·ing.re·e·nu·mer·ate, verb (used with object), re·e·nu·mer·at·ed, re·e·nu·mer·at·ing.un·e·nu·mer·at·ed, adjectiveun·e·nu·mer·a·tive, adjectivewell-e·nu·mer·at·ed, adjective

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enumerate

verb
  1. (tr) to mention separately or in order; name one by one; list
  2. (tr) to determine the number of; count
  3. Canadian to compile or enter (a name or names) in a voting list for an area
Derived Formsenumerable, adjectiveenumeration, nounenumerative, adjective

Word Origin for enumerate

C17: from Latin ēnumerāre, from numerāre to count, reckon; see number
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Word Origin and History for enumerate
v.

1610s, from or modeled on Latin enumeratus, past participle of enumerare (see enumeration). Middle English had annumerate (early 15c.). Related: Enumerated; enumerating.

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