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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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For several months, locals have been reporting trouble with groups of young people congregating in the parks and public spaces of Bedlington, in Northumberland.
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Officers are working with Translink after groups of more than 100 youths began congregating at Dunmurry Halt in West Belfast.
Congregating at Cardiff Castle, hundreds of City fans wearing blue shirts and clutching banners with slogans such as "Hate The Red, Love The Blue" set off on the mile and a half walk to the Cardiff City Stadium.
And police all over the region regularly receive calls from concerned residents who find large groups of youngsters congregating near their homes frightening or intimidating.
Bad driving on Rhyl Road and young drivers congregating at the nearby car park sparked a number of complaints from residents.
Some 30,000 people marched through the streets of Barcelona on Wednesday after congregating at around 12pm.
Summary: SHARJAH - As the spiritual month of Ramadan approaches, the Ministry of Health is to launch a blood donation drive targeting the worshippers congregating at mosques.
The six-month order allows police to disperse groups of two or more people seen congregating in the area.
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