numerate

[ verb noo-muh-reyt, nyoo-; adjective noo-mer-it, nyoo- ]
/ verb ˈnu məˌreɪt, ˈnyu-; adjective ˈnu mər ɪt, ˈnyu- /

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

to represent numbers by symbols.

adjective

able to use or understand numerical techniques of mathematics.

Origin of numerate

1400–50; late Middle English: counted, numbered < Latin numerātus (past participle of numerāre to number), equivalent to numer- number + -ātus -ate1

Related forms

nu·mer·a·cy, nounre·nu·mer·ate, verb (used with object), re·nu·mer·at·ed, re·nu·mer·at·ing.un·nu·mer·at·ed, adjective

Can be confused

remunerate renumerate
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Examples from the Web for numerate

  • According to my own suppositions, he might have been taught to numerate.

    Sound Mind|John Haslam

British Dictionary definitions for numerate

numerate


adjective (ˈnjuːmərɪt)

able to use numbers, esp in arithmetical operationsCompare literate

verb (ˈnjuːməˌreɪt) (tr)

to read (a numerical expression)
a less common word for enumerate

Word Origin for numerate

C18 (vb): from Latin numerus number + -ate 1, by analogy with literate
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