Definition of congregate verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

congregate

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈkɒŋɡrɪɡeɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːŋɡrɪɡeɪt//
 
[intransitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they congregate
BrE BrE//ˈkɒŋɡrɪɡeɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːŋɡrɪɡeɪt//
 
he / she / it congregates
BrE BrE//ˈkɒŋɡrɪɡeɪts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːŋɡrɪɡeɪts//
 
past simple congregated
BrE BrE//ˈkɒŋɡrɪɡeɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːŋɡrɪɡeɪtɪd//
 
past participle congregated
BrE BrE//ˈkɒŋɡrɪɡeɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːŋɡrɪɡeɪtɪd//
 
-ing form congregating
BrE BrE//ˈkɒŋɡrɪɡeɪtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːŋɡrɪɡeɪtɪŋ//
 
 
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to come together in a group Young people often congregate in the main square in the evenings. Word Origin late Middle English: from Latin congregat- ‘collected (into a flock), united’, from the verb congregare, from con- ‘together’ + gregare (from grex, greg- ‘a flock’).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: congregate