I. verb (-gated; -gating) Etymology: Middle English, from Latin congregatus, past participle of congregare, from com- + greg-, grex flock Date: 15th century transitive verb to collect into a group or crowd ; assemble intransitive verb to come together into a group, crowd, or assembly Synonyms: see gathercongregator noun II. adjective Date: 1900 providing or being group services or facilities designed especially for elderly persons requiring supportive services <
congregate housing

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  • Congregate — Con gre*gate, v. i. To come together; to assemble; to meet. [1913 Webster] Even there where merchants most do congregate. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Congregate — Con gre*gate, a. [L. congregatus, p. p. of congregare to congregate; on + gregare to collect into a flock, fr. grex flock, herd. See {Gregarious}.] Collected; compact; close. [R.] Bacon. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Congregate — may refer to: Congregating the Sick, 2005 album by Swedish band Ribspreader Gathering place, a location where people gather or congregate Kongregate, game aggregation website See also Congregation (disambiguation) This disambiguation page li …   Wikipedia

  • congregate — I verb accumulate, aggregate, aggroup, amass, assemble, bring together, bring together in a crowd, bunch, cluster, collect, collect into a focus, come in contact, come together, compile, concentrate, conglomerate, congregari, convene, converge,… …   Law dictionary

  • congregate — [käŋ′grə gāt΄, kän′grə gāt΄; ] for adj. [, käŋ′grəgit, kän′grəgit] vt., vi. congregated, congregating [< L congregatus, pp. of congregare, to congregate < com , together + gregare, to collect into a flock, gather < grex, a flock: see… …   English World dictionary

  • Congregate — Con gre*gate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Congregated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Congregating}] To collect into an assembly or assemblage; to assemble; to bring into one place, or into a united body; to gather together; to mass; to compact. [1913 Webster] Any… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • congregate — (v.) mid 15c., from L. congregatus flocking together, pp. of congregare to herd together, collect in a flock, swarm; assemble, from com together (see COM (Cf. com )) + gregare to collect into a flock, gather, from grex (gen. gregis) a flock (see… …   Etymology dictionary

  • congregate — *gather, assemble, collect Analogous words: swarm, *teem Antonyms: disperse …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • congregate — [v] assemble, come together besiege, bunch up*, collect, concentrate, congress, convene, converge, convoke, corral, flock*, forgather, gang around, gang up, gather, hang out*, make the scene*, mass, meet, meet up, muster, pack, raise, rally,… …   New thesaurus

  • congregate — ► VERB ▪ gather into a crowd or mass. ORIGIN Latin congregare collect (into a flock) , from grex a flock …   English terms dictionary

  • congregate — [[t]kɒ̱ŋgrɪgeɪt[/t]] congregates, congregating, congregated VERB When people congregate, they gather together and form a group. Youngsters love to congregate here in the evenings outside cinemas showing American films... Visitors congregated on… …   English dictionary

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