Dictionary.com

enumerate

[ ih-noo-muh-reyt, ih-nyoo- ]
/ ɪˈnu məˌreɪt, ɪˈnyu- /
Save This Word!
See synonyms for: enumerate / enumerated / enumerates on Thesaurus.com

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.
QUIZ
GOOSES. GEESES. I WANT THIS QUIZ ON PLURAL NOUNS!
Test how much you really know about regular and irregular plural nouns with this quiz.
Question 1 of 9
Which of the following nouns has an irregular plural form?

Origin of enumerate

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

OTHER WORDS FROM enumerate

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use enumerate in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for enumerate

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 forms of enumerate

enumerable, adjectiveenumeration, nounenumerative, adjective

Word Origin for enumerate

C17: from Latin ēnumerāre, from numerāre to count, reckon; see number
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK