verb as·sem·ble \ə-ˈsem-bəl\

: 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

transitive verb
:  to bring together (as in a particular place or for a particular purpose)
:  to fit together the parts of
intransitive verb
:  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

Rhymes with ASSEMBLE


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