[ ih-noo-muh-reyt, ih-nyoo- ]
/ ɪˈnu məˌreɪt, ɪˈnyu- /
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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.
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Origin of enumerate
OTHER WORDS FROM enumerate
e·nu·mer·a·tive [ih-noo-muh-rey-tiv, -mer-uh-, ih-nyoo-], /ɪˈnu məˌreɪ tɪv, -mər ə-, ɪˈnyu-/, adjectivee·nu·mer·a·tor, nounnon·e·nu·mer·at·ed, adjectivenon·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·at·ed, adjectiveun·e·nu·mer·a·tive, adjectivewell-e·nu·mer·at·ed, adjective
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How to use enumerate in a sentence
In 1900 there were 1836 taxed Indians, 26,480 reservation Indians not taxed, and in addition many friendly Papagoes unenumerated.
British Dictionary definitions for enumerate
/ (ɪˈnjuːməˌreɪt) /
(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 enumerateenumerable, adjectiveenumeration, nounenumerative, adjective
Word Origin for enumerate
C17: from Latin ēnumerāre, from numerāre to count, reckon; see number
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