enumerate enumerate  /ɪ ˈnu mə ˌreɪt/


  1. (v) specify individually
  2. (v) determine the number or amount of

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  1. The precious-metals buyer enlists mortgage-crisis casualty Ed McMahon and baggy-trousers casualty MC Hammer to enumerate all things gold you can sell to put food on the table.
  2. 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.
  3. The reasons for the relatively close finish a new hit typically doubles the weekend take of the movie it's replaced are easy to enumerate.


  • The Mets' big head -- their OTHER big head -- speaks

    A wiser fellow than I once told me, "A fish stinks from the head." Those words always come back to me when a baseball franchise just seems lost, for year after year after year. Maybe it's not the manager, or even the general manager; maybe it's the general manager's boss. Which usually means the owner. Sure, it's fun to enumerate the many mistakes of Ned Yost and Dayton Moore ... but what about ...
    on June 25, 2013     Source: SB Nation


  1. "No, I think my players got fouled. I have no question about the fact that my players got fouled but didn't get to the line," said Jackson after Game 2. "Specifically I can enumerate a few things, but I'm not going to get into that. I don't...
    on Jun 10, 2008 By: Phil Jackson Source: Toronto Star

  2. The Cancer Genome Atlas will "go beyond and behind the front lines and enumerate the complete list of genomic insurgents that lead to cancer," said Dr. Francis S. Collins, the National Institutes of Health's genetics chief, in announcing the...
    on Dec 14, 2005 By: Francis Collins Source: Boston Globe (registration)

  3. "The Eurostat figures indicate that among the risks we are facing, we have to enumerate inflation. Inflation is growing in Europe and that is a matter for concern," Eurogroup Chairman Jean-Claude Juncker told a news conference after an EU summit.
    on Mar 14, 2008 By: Jean-Claude Juncker Source: Reuters UK

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