assemble

verb
as·sem·ble | \ə-ˈsem-bəl \
assembled; assembling\-b(ə-)liŋ \

Definition of assemble 

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.

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Choose the Right Synonym for 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

Examples of assemble in a Sentence

We'll need to assemble a list of songs for the concert. She assembled all of her old photos into three albums. Hundreds of notes and letters were assembled into a book. A team of scientists was assembled to study the problem. The U.S. Constitution gives people the right to assemble peacefully. A crowd had assembled in front of the courthouse during the trial. After dinner, the men would assemble in the living room to watch the game on TV. The club assembles once a month to discuss upcoming activities. Their father helped them assemble their new bicycles in the garage. The cars are assembled on an assembly line.
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Another, the Parisian ($13), is assembled like a brandy Old Fashioned sweet, but made with cognac and elderflower liqueur, along with citrus and cherry. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Reopening after break, Meraki marks new menu with a half-price night," 12 July 2018 Even Apple, which competes exclusively at the high end of the market, has started to build phones in India — the SE has been assembled there for a while, and the company recently started local 6S production as well. Sam Byford, The Verge, "Samsung opens world’s biggest phone factory in India," 9 July 2018 Some are assembled with just tuna, tomatoes, olives, and onions, with olive oil as the dressing, others with corn or carrots in the mix. Sheryl Julian, BostonGlobe.com, "Recipe: Spanish tuna salad with tomatoes, eggs, olives, and onions will become your summer standby," 9 July 2018 The President's legal team is already assembled in Washington, eager to sit down with their client to game out the next major move in anticipation of a meeting with the special counsel either later this week or next week. Gloria Borger, CNN, "President Trump's legal team plots next move following the North Korea summit," 13 June 2018 The telescope is being assembled and tested in Milan, Italy. Joe Pappalardo, Popular Mechanics, "The Flyeye Telescope Will Use Insect Vision To Save the World," 11 June 2018 Both Kindles and Echo Dots are assembled at the Hengyang Foxconn plant. Elizabeth Weise, USA TODAY, "Amazon's Echo Dot, Kindles made in Foxconn factory rife with labor abuses, rights group says," 11 June 2018 One, on customs and protocol, primarily is assembled by the State Department and shared with much of the U.S. delegation. Jennifer Jacobs / Bloomberg, Time, "President Trump Could Invite Kim Jong Un to Mar-a-Lago for Follow-Up Summit: Official," 6 June 2018 Badgers aside, Birkin—who was marching with her daughter and her grandson—seemed to have the same goal as everyone else who’d assembled in the uncharacteristic London heat. Sophie Gilbert, The Atlantic, "A Very British Protest," 13 July 2018

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First Known Use of assemble

13th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

History and Etymology for assemble

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

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The first known use of assemble was in the 13th century

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More Definitions for assemble

assemble

verb

English Language Learners 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)

assemble

verb
as·sem·ble | \ə-ˈsem-bəl \
assembled; assembling

Kids Definition of assemble

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.

Other Words from assemble

assembler noun

assemble

verb
as·sem·ble
assembled; assembling

Legal Definition of assemble 

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 assembleU.S. Constitution amend. I

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