- 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.
Origin of enumerate
Synonyms for enumerate
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- (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
Word Origin for enumerate
C17: from Latin ēnumerāre, from numerāre to count, reckon; see number
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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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