verb (congregat, ing)
- (context, transitive): 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.
- Any multitude of Christian men congregated may be termed by the name of a church. -Hooker.
- Cold congregates all bodies. -Coleridge.
- The great receptacle Of congregated waters he called Seas. -Milton.
- (context, intransitive): To come together; to assemble; to meet.
- Even there where merchants most do . -w:William Shakespeare, William Shakespeare
Etymology: congregatus, past participle of congregare to congregate; con- + gregare to collect into a flock, from grex flock, herd. See gregarious.
- collected, Collected; compact; close. R.
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