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enumerate

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Definition to name items individually (as though making a list); or to count
  • She enumerated the many obstacles she had encountered
enumerated = to name items individually (as though making a list)
  • The various reasons we have just enumerated lead us to believe that the new radioactive substance contains a new element to which we propose to give the name of RADIUM.
    Marie Curie
  • There is not enough time to enumerate all of her accomplishments.
  • From memory, she can enumerate each classmate along with a distinguishing feature or two.
  • Asked how the financial crisis is affecting them, they enumerate a long list: the clothing they can no longer buy, the vacations they can no longer take...
    Time Magazine, 2009  --  http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1909486,00.html (retrieved 09/16/09)
  • I might offer many excuses that some would admit to be valid, but I will not attempt to enumerate them
    Anne Bronte  --  The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
  • He told himself the trouble and the pain she had caused him, he enumerated her glaring deficiencies as a wife.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Winter Dreams
  • enumerated = to name items individually
  • We then went into consideration of our several points of complaint, which I enumerated.
    Benjamin Franklin  --  The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
  • No Capitation, or other direct Tax shall be laid, unless in Proportion to the Census or Enumeration herein before directed to be taken.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 2
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • Stephen began to enumerate glibly his father's attributes.
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • I enumerated these points to my two colleagues.
    Agatha Christie  --  Murder On The Orient Express
  • SEED...... " One page afterTanaina Plantlore enumerates the wild potato, it describes a closely related species, wild sweet pea, Hedysarum mackenzii.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • It would take a dozen pages to enumerate all the reproaches the historians address to him, based on their knowledge of what is good for humanity.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • "God of Death," he called out, "enumerate our strengths."
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • The one which carefully enumerated all the motorcycle parts and functions?
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • Besides the elevated and more solid individuals enumerated, there were present a few younger though not less elegant guests.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Idiot
  • —and honest Raggles continued, in a lamentable tone, an enumeration of his griefs.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • Many other advantages might be enumerated.
    Jonathan Swift  --  A Modest Proposal
  • Therefore it is unnecessary for a prince to have all the good qualities I have enumerated, but it is very necessary to appear to have them.
    Nicolo Machiavelli  --  The Prince
  • I could enumerate more difficulties, like pangs, vexations, bellyaches, anxious nosebleeds and vomiting, continual alarms about pregnancy.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March

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