Thesaurus

congregate

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of congregate

  1. 1 to bring together in one body or place both captains congregated their team members for some pregame strategizing Synonyms of congregate accumulate, amass, assemble, bulk (up), collect, concentrate, gather, constellate, corral, garner, group, lump, pick up, round upWords Related to congregate ball, batch, bunch, cluster, huddle; heap, pile, stack; band, brigade, muster, raise, rally; flock, herd, hive, pack, press, swarm, throng; combine, connect, join, link, merge, pool, unite; archive, arrange, collate, compile, organize, systematize; scrape (up or together); re-collect, regather, regroupNear Antonyms of congregate break up, disband, disintegrate, dissolve, separate, sever, split (up); dismiss, sendAntonyms of congregate dispel, disperse, dissipate, scatter

  2. 2 to come together into one body or place pilgrims have been congregating in the town's historic square for centuries Synonyms of congregate cluster, collect, concenter, concentrate, conglomerate, assemble, convene, converge, forgather (or foregather), gather, meet, rendezvousWords Related to congregate affiliate, ally, associate, band (together), caucus, club, collaborate, confederate, conjoin, consolidate, consort, cooperate, couple, federate, gang up, join, merge, unite; reassemble, reconvene, regather, remeetNear Antonyms of congregate depart, leave, take off; disjoin, dissociate, disuniteAntonyms of congregate break up, disband, disperse, split (up)

Synonym Discussion of congregate

gather, collect, assemble, congregate mean to come or bring together into a group, mass, or unit. gather is the most general term for bringing or coming together from a spread-out or scattered state.
    • a crowd quickly gathered
collect often implies careful selection or orderly arrangement.
    • collected books on gardening
assemble implies an ordered union or organization of persons or things often for a definite purpose.
    • experts assembled for a conference
congregate implies a spontaneous flocking together into a crowd or huddle.
    • congregating under a shelter


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