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verb as·sem·ble \ə-ˈsem-bəl\

Simple Definition of assemble

  • : to collect (things) or gather (people) into one place or group

  • : to meet together in one place

  • : to connect or put together the parts of (something, such as a toy or machine)

Full Definition of assemble

as·sem·bledas·sem·blingplay \-b(ə-)liŋ\

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to bring together (as in a particular place or for a particular purpose)

  3. 2 :  to fit together the parts of

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to meet together :  convene

Examples of assemble

  1. We'll need to assemble a list of songs for the concert.

  2. She assembled all of her old photos into three albums.

  3. Hundreds of notes and letters were assembled into a book.

  4. A team of scientists was assembled to study the problem.

  5. The U.S. Constitution gives people the right to assemble peacefully.

  6. A crowd had assembled in front of the courthouse during the trial.

  7. After dinner, the men would assemble in the living room to watch the game on TV.

  8. The club assembles once a month to discuss upcoming activities.

  9. Their father helped them assemble their new bicycles in the garage.

  10. The cars are assembled on an assembly line.

Origin of assemble

Middle English, from Anglo-French assembler, from Vulgar Latin *assimulare, from Latin ad- + simul together — more at same

First Known Use: 13th century

Synonym Discussion of assemble

gather, collect, assemble, congregate mean to come or bring together into a group, mass, or unit. gather is the most general term for bringing or coming together from a spread-out or scattered state <a crowd quickly gathered>. collect often implies careful selection or orderly arrangement <collected books on gardening>. assemble implies an ordered union or organization of persons or things often for a definite purpose <experts assembled for a conference>. congregate implies a spontaneous flocking together into a crowd or huddle <congregating under a shelter>.

Rhymes with assemble

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