enumerate

To enumerate is to list or count off one by one. Before you ask for a raise, you'd better be able to enumerate all the reasons why you deserve more money.

Tally, total, add up, compute — however you put it, enumerate is basically just another way to say "count." As in, "How do I love thee? Let me enumerate the ways." This verb came about in the 1610’s as a variation on the Latin enumerates, which means “to reckon up or count over.” To quote Paul Valery, the French critic, essayist, and poet, “Science is feasible when the variables are few and can be enumerated; when their combinations are distinct and clear."

Definitions of enumerate
  1. verb
    specify individually
    “She enumerated the many obstacles she had encountered”
    synonyms: itemise, itemize, recite
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    types:
    list, name
    give or make a list of; name individually; give the names of
    type of:
    identify, name
    give the name or identifying characteristics of; refer to by name or some other identifying characteristic property
  2. verb
    determine the number or amount of
    synonyms: count, number, numerate
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    recount
    count again
    miscount
    count wrongly
    census
    conduct a census
    add, add together, add up, sum, sum up, summate, tally, tot, tot up, total, tote up
    determine the sum of
    type of:
    ascertain, determine, find, find out
    establish after a calculation, investigation, experiment, survey, or study
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