- 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.
Origin: ; from Classical Latin congregatus, past participle of congregare, to congregate ; from com-, together plush gregare, to collect into a flock, gather ; from grex, a flock: see gregarious
- assembled; collected
Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
tr. & intr.v. con·gre·gat·ed, con·gre·gat·ing, con·gre·gates
- Gathered; assembled.
- Involving a group: congregate living facilities for senior citizens.
Origin: Middle English congregaten, from Latin congregāre, congregāt- : com-, com- + gregāre, to assemble (from grex, greg-, herd; see ger- in Indo-European roots).
- conˈgre·gaˌtive adjective
- conˈgre·gaˌtive·ness noun
- conˈgre·gaˌtor noun