congregate

[v. kong-gri-geyt; adj. kong-gri-git, -geyt]
verb (used without object), congregated, congregating.
1.
to come together; assemble, especially in large numbers: People waiting for rooms congregated in the hotel lobby.
verb (used with object), congregated, congregating.
2.
to bring together in a crowd, body, or mass; assemble; collect.
adjective
3.
congregated; assembled.
4.
formed by collecting; collective.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English (adj.) < Latin congregātus (past participle of congregāre to flock together), equivalent to con- con- + greg- (stem of grex) flock + -ātus -ate1

congregative, adjective
congregativeness, noun
congregator, noun
decongregate, verb, decongregated, decongregating.
noncongregative, adjective
uncongregated, adjective
uncongregative, adjective


1. gather, collect, throng, cluster.
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congregate
 
vb
1.  to collect together in a body or crowd; assemble
 
adj
2.  collected together; assembled
3.  relating to collecting; collective
 
[C15: from Latin congregāre to collect into a flock, from grex flock]
 
'congregative
 
adj
 
'congregativeness
 
n
 
'congregator
 
n

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congregate
c.1400, from L. congregatus, pp. of congregare "to herd together," from com- "together" + gregare "to collect into a flock, gather," from grex (gen. gregis) "a flock."
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Example sentences
Graduate students, who used to congregate in a lounge and the hallways outside
  the chairman's office, haven't been around since.
Fish ripple out as the water rises and congregate as it falls, providing food
  for wading birds such as the wood stork.
In a similar way, the protogalaxies would then merge to form galaxies, and the
  galaxies would congregate into galaxy clusters.
They congregate on the far side, running back and forth, crowding along the
  bank.
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