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1congregate

verb con·gre·gate \-ˌgāt\

: to come together in a group or crowd

con·gre·gat·edcon·gre·gat·ing

Full Definition of CONGREGATE

transitive verb
:  to collect into a group or crowd :  assemble
intransitive verb
:  to come together into a group, crowd, or assembly
con·gre·ga·tor \-ˌgā-tər\ noun

Examples of CONGREGATE

  1. It's a place where the homeless congregate.
  2. Skiers congregated around the lodge's fireplace.

Origin of CONGREGATE

Middle English, from Latin congregatus, past participle of congregare, from com- + greg-, grex flock
First Known Use: 15th century

2congregate

adjective con·gre·gate \-gət\

Definition of CONGREGATE

:  providing or being group services or facilities designed especially for elderly persons requiring supportive services <congregate housing>

First Known Use of CONGREGATE

1900

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