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enumerate

[ih-noo-muh-reyt, ih-nyoo-] /ɪˈnu məˌreɪt, ɪˈnyu-/
verb (used with object), enumerated, enumerating.
1.
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.
2.
to ascertain the number of; count.
Origin
1640-1650
1640-50; < Latin ēnumerātus (past participle of ēnumerāre), equivalent to ē- -e + numer(us) number + -ātus -ate1
Related forms
enumerative
[ih-noo-muh-rey-tiv, -mer-uh-, ih-nyoo-] /ɪˈnu məˌreɪ tɪv, -mər ə-, ɪˈnyu-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
enumerator, noun
nonenumerated, adjective
nonenumerative, adjective
preenumerate, verb (used with object), preenumerated, preenumerating.
reenumerate, verb (used with object), reenumerated, reenumerating.
unenumerated, adjective
unenumerative, adjective
well-enumerated, adjective
Synonyms
1. recapitulate, recount.
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Examples for enumerating
  • Then, without missing a beat, he started enumerating the qualities that are required to lie.
British Dictionary definitions for enumerating

enumerate

/ɪˈnjuːməˌreɪt/
verb
1.
(transitive) to mention separately or in order; name one by one; list
2.
(transitive) to determine the number of; count
3.
(Canadian) to compile or enter (a name or names) in a voting list for an area
Derived Forms
enumerable, adjective
enumeration, noun
enumerative, adjective
Word Origin
C17: from Latin ēnumerāre, from numerāre to count, reckon; see number
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Word Origin and History for enumerating
enumerate
1640s, from L. enumerat-, pp. stem of enumerare (see enumeration). Related: Enumerated; enumerating.
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