de congregate

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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