enumerate

[ ih-noo-muh-reyt, ih-nyoo- ]
/ ɪˈnu məˌreɪt, ɪˈnyu- /

verb (used with object), e·nu·mer·at·ed, e·nu·mer·at·ing.

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.

Nearby words

  1. enucleate,
  2. enucleation,
  3. enuf,
  4. enugu,
  5. enumerable,
  6. enumeration,
  7. enumerator,
  8. enunciable,
  9. enunciate,
  10. enunciation

Origin of enumerate

1640–50; < Latin ēnumerātus (past participle of ēnumerāre), equivalent to ē- e-1 + numer(us) number + -ātus -ate1

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British Dictionary definitions for enumerated

enumerate

/ (ɪˈnjuːməˌreɪt) /

verb

(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
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 enumerated

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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