congregate[käŋ′grə gāt′, kän′-; for adj., -git]
- To congregate is to all come together or gather together.
At a party when everyone gathers in the kitchen, this is an example of when everyone congregates in the kitchen.
intransitive verbcongregated, congregating
Origin of congregate; from Classical Latin congregatus, past participle of congregare, to congregate ; from com-, together + gregare, to collect into a flock, gather ; from grex, a flock: see gregarious
- assembled; collected
tr. & intr.v.con·gre·gat·ed, con·gre·gat·ing, con·gre·gates
Origin of congregateMiddle English congregaten, from Latin congregāre, congregāt- : com-, com- + gregāre, to assemble (from grex, greg-, herd; see ger- in Indo-European roots).
(comparative more congregate, superlative most congregate)
(third-person singular simple present congregates, present participle congregating, simple past and past participle congregated)