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    Gather and Congregagte

    A group of friends gather/congregate at the hall for a dinner party.

    Is there any difference between using the two words or can the words be used interchangeably?
    I thought that "congregate" is used for bigger, more formal gatherings like those in a church.
    Last edited by tedmc; 12-Apr-2016 at 06:15.
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    Re: Gather and Congregagte

    I would' use only 'gather' (or 'get together') in that context. 'Congregate' is not appropriate.

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    Re: Gather and Congregagte

    Why is it not appropriate?
    In what context is "congregate" used?
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    Re: Gather and Congregagte

    Last edited by bhaisahab; 12-Apr-2016 at 07:51. Reason: Correct small typo.

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    Re: Gather and Congregagte

    I can't see the difference after going through the examples.
    Can I have the answers to my two questions above, please?
    Last edited by tedmc; 12-Apr-2016 at 08:21.
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    Re: Gather and Congregagte

    You answered both your questions yourself in your OP:

    '... "congregate" is used for bigger, more formal gatherings like those in a church.'

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