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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Recent Examples on the Web In a group, pioneer the future of space exploration by assembling your own small satellite, and then launch it into the sky to collect images of your group from above. National Geographic, "Engineering and Robotics on the MIT Campus," 10 Sep. 2019 The analysis is intended for use by firefighters and utility companies but is only glanced at by insurers, which have been assembling their own risk assessments for decades. Julie Cart, The Mercury News, "What to know as California’s peak fire months loom," 30 Aug. 2019 There isn't an Oscars category for casting directors, but whoever was in charge of assembling the cast of Bombshell deserves some type of award. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Bombshell Cast Looks Just Like Their Real-Life Counterparts," 22 Aug. 2019 Under the artistic direction of pianist and composer Marc Neikrug, the festival assembles top-flight performers for a huge range of repertory, including a good deal of recent music. Scott Cantrell, Dallas News, "D-FW connections abound in N.M. performances by pianist Haochen Zhang and the Santa Fe Desert Chorale," 6 Aug. 2019 The forecast called for an unseasonably cool day in the desert, but the racers - running a marathon, 50 kilometers, 50 miles or 100 kilometers - had assembled specifically for a physiological test in the heat. Rick Maese, courant.com, "Extreme heat is changing sports, from the Olympics to local races," 15 July 2019 Fans had already assembled for the show when Madison Square Garden lost power, forcing fans to evacuate the venue. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Jennifer Lopez Reschedules Her NYC Concert After It Was Evacuated Due to Blackout," 14 July 2019 Foxconn, which assembles smartphones for Huawei, saw its shares jump 1.6% in Taiwan, while Foxconn Industrial Internet, a subsidiary that partners with Huawei on telecommunications equipment, rose 10% — the maximum daily limit — in Shanghai. Laura He, CNN, "Tech stocks soar after Trump reverses course on Huawei," 1 July 2019 Canadiens plunge plunging southward east of Bayeux could see the Germans ahead assembling for new efforts. Wes Gallagher, Houston Chronicle, "YANKS TAKE TOWN NEAR CHERBOURG," 9 June 2019

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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
How to pronounce assemble (audio)

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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