assemble

verb as·sem·ble \ ə-ˈsem-bəl \
Updated on: 16 Nov 2017

Definition of assemble

assembled; assembling play \-b(ə-)liŋ\
transitive verb
1 : to bring together (as in a particular place or for a particular purpose)
  • They assembled a team of experts to solve the problem.
2 : to fit together the parts of
  • assemble a new bicycle
intransitive verb
: to meet together : convene
  • The club assembles once a month.

Examples of assemble in a Sentence

  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.

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Origin and Etymology of assemble

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

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

ASSEMBLE Defined for English Language Learners

assemble

verb

Definition of assemble for English Language Learners

  • : 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)


ASSEMBLE Defined for Kids

assemble

verb as·sem·ble \ ə-ˈsem-bəl \

Definition of assemble for Students

assembled; assembling
1 : to collect in one place or group
  • She assembled all her trophies for display.
2 : to fit together the parts of
  • assemble a toy
3 : to meet together in one place
  • The class assembled in the cafeteria.

assembler

noun

Law Dictionary

assemble

verb as·sem·ble

legal Definition of assemble

assembled; assembling
transitive verb
: to bring or summon together into a group especially in a particular place for a particular purpose
intransitive verb
: to come or meet together in a group often formally or for a common purpose
  • the right of the people peaceably to assemble
  • U.S. Constitution amend. I


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