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CONGREGATE, verb transitive [Latin , a herd. See Gregarious.] To collect separate persons or things into an assemblage; to assemble; to bring into one place, or into a crowd or united body; as, to congregate men or animals; to congregate waters or sands.

CONGREGATE, verb intransitive To come together; to assemble; to meet.

Equals with equals often congregate

CONGREGATE, adjective Collected; compact; close. [Little used.]