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.
- e·nu·mer·a·tive [ih-noo-muh-rey-tiv, -mer-uh-, ih-nyoo-], /ɪˈnu məˌreɪ tɪv, -mər ə-, ɪˈnyu-/, adjective
- e·nu·mer·a·tor, noun
- non·e·nu·mer·a·tive, adjective
- pre·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·a·tive, adjective
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How to use enumerate in a sentence
Enumerative description has one point of great difference from suggestive description.English: Composition and Literature | W. F. (William Franklin) Webster
In enumerative induction we lay stress on the number of instances in which the habit is applied.Studies in Logical Theory | John Dewey
The copulative or enumerative conjunctions, have only two degrees.Delsarte System of Oratory | Various
One is representative or enumerative; the other, suggestive.English: Composition and Literature | W. F. (William Franklin) Webster
British Dictionary definitions for enumerate
(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
- enumerable, adjective
- enumeration, noun
- enumerative, adjective
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