verb as·sort \ə-ˈsrt\

Definition of ASSORT

transitive verb
:  to distribute into groups of a like kind :  classify
:  to supply with an assortment (as of goods)
intransitive verb
:  to agree in kind :  harmonize
:  to keep company :  associate
as·sort·er noun

Examples of ASSORT

  1. <assort these butterfly specimens according to geographic origin>
  2. <somewhat surprisingly, the collection of ancient Egyptian art assorts rather well with the museum's modern design>

Origin of ASSORT

Middle French assortir, from a- (from Latin ad-) + sorte sort
First Known Use: 15th century


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