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con·gre·gate

 (kŏng′grĭ-gāt′)
tr. & intr.v. con·gre·gat·ed, con·gre·gat·ing, con·gre·gates
To bring or come together in a group, crowd, or assembly. See Synonyms at gather.
adj. (-gĭt)
Involving a group: congregate living facilities for senior citizens.

[Middle English congregaten, from Latin congregāre, congregāt- : com-, com- + gregāre, to assemble (from grex, greg-, herd; see ger- in Indo-European roots).]

con′gre·ga′tive adj.
con′gre·ga′tor n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.congregating - the act of congregating
gathering, assemblage, assembly - the social act of assembling; "they demanded the right of assembly"
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Police were called to the children's hospital, in West Derby, yesterday afternoon to reports of youths congregating near the fence that surrounds the helipad.
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The six-month order allows police to disperse groups of two or more people seen congregating in the area.
The Kingsgate is playing music by composers such as Bach and Mozart through speakers installed at the entrance on King Street to discourage young people from congregating.
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The inventor of a device aimed at deterring hoodies from congregating in public spaces is considering selling a stake in his business.
Residents at the meeting said the loitering has abated somewhat in recent days, but the congregating of young people is not as much of a problem, they said, as the "foul language" the loiterers use, which passers-by have to put up with.
For the next six months, Warwickshire Police will use powers granted by Warwick District Council to stop gangs congregating in the Queensway area of Leamington.