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enumerate

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verb enu·mer·ate \i-ˈn(y)ü-mə-ˌrāt\

Simple Definition of enumerate

  • : to name (things) one after another in a list

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of enumerate

enumerated

enumerating

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to ascertain the number of :  count

  3. 2 :  to specify one after another :  list

enumeration

play \-ˌn(y)ü-mə-ˈrā-shən\ noun

enumerative

play \-ˈn(y)ü-mə-ˌrā-tiv, -ˈn(y)üm-rə-, -ˈn(y)ü-mə-rə-\ adjective

Examples of enumerate in a sentence

  1. Let me enumerate my reasons for doing this.

  2. <I proceeded to enumerate the reasons why I would be justified in filing a lawsuit for negligence.>



Did You Know?

In a census year, the U.S. government attempts to enumerate every single citizen of the country—a task that, even in the modern era of technology, isn't truly possible. Medical tests often require the enumeration of bacteria, viruses, or other organisms to determine the progress of a disease or the effectiveness of a medication. Despite its numer- root, you don't have to use numbers when enumerating. For students of government and law, the "enumerated powers" are the specific responsibilities of the Congress, as listed in the U.S. Constitution; these are the only powers that Congress has, a fact that the Tenth Amendment makes even more clearly.

Origin and Etymology of enumerate

Latin enumeratus, past participle of enumerare, from e- + numerare to count, from numerus number


First Known Use: 1616

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ENUMERATE Defined for Kids

enumerate

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verb enu·mer·ate \i-ˈnü-mə-ˌrāt, -ˈnyü-\

Definition of enumerate for Students

enumerated

enumerating

  1. 1 :  1count 1

  2. 2 :  to name one after another :  list





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