assemble

verb
as·​sem·​ble | \ ə-ˈsem-bəl How to pronounce assemble (audio) \
assembled; assembling\ ə-​ˈsem-​b(ə-​)liŋ How to pronounce assembling (audio) \

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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The entire Game of Thrones cast, past and present (minus a few regrettably absent faves) assembled in New York City this evening for the show's eighth and final premiere. Emma Dibdin, Harper's BAZAAR, "Emilia Clarke Is Dressed Like A True Queen On The Game of Thrones Red Carpet," 3 Apr. 2019 Amazon’s facility in Staten Island has four mezzanines where autonomous robots help human workers assemble online orders. Jennifer Smith, WSJ, "How Amazon Goes Small to Make It in New York," 1 Apr. 2019 Not even the 2,400 workers assembling the tower could know the full details, lest word reached Severance. Jonathan Schifman, Popular Mechanics, "A Friendship Turned to Rivalry. A Feud That Changed the New York Skyline.," 27 Mar. 2019 Apparently Bradley designed the whole look, from the workers assembling the piano, to the audience being lit with amber, to the way it was shot. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "Lady Gaga Speaks Out About Rumors of a Romance with Bradley Cooper," 28 Feb. 2019 Petit Place is a kit of wooden elements that assembles into a variety of sizes ranging from 270 square feet to 10,000 square feet. Jenny Xie, Curbed, "The 7 most impressive prefab homes from 2018," 27 Dec. 2018 But there's increasing concern the regime is assembling forces from other parts of the country, prelude for a massive ground attack. Hollie Mckay, Fox News, "Syrians in Idlib brace for chemical weapons attack, ground invasion by Assad forces," 10 Sep. 2018 On Friday, June 22, 2018 the procession will assemble at Belmont Funeral Home at 10:00am and proceed to St. Andrew Church in Colchester for an 11:00am Mass of Christian Burial, burial will immediately follow at New St. Andrew Cemetery. Hartford Courant, courant.com, "Robert E. Carli," 19 June 2018 This restaurant in Dong Hoi, Vietnam, is built entirely from bamboo parts that were prefabricated then assembled on site. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "Striking prefab restaurant built entirely from bamboo," 13 Sep. 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 How to pronounce assemble (audio) \
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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