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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Come together, usually for a purpose

Watch out! You may see this word with another pronunciation and its meaning is then different.
Used as a verb, listen here, it means: Come together, usually for a purpose . Used as an adjective, listen here, it means: Gathered together.

Usage examples (34)
  • The newly discharged young tend to congregate in the quieter water.
  • Verb (used without object) : People waiting for rooms congregated in the hotel lobby
  • When I'm on trips, I often "congregate" -- heading off to the latest ustream or online free event, but otherwise, I am very selective.
  • Basically, any place where rats and vermin congregate. for more
Tutoring comment
  • ''congregate" is a heteronym, which means you may find it with different pronunciations and different meanings.
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