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 With Ngakoue’s arrival, the Ravens can assemble a four-man pass rush that, on paper, shouldn’t need much help. Jonas Shaffer, baltimoresun.com, "Ravens film study: How Yannick Ngakoue’s arrival could change the pass rush," 23 Oct. 2020 The energy company plans to buy the reactors from NuScale, then assemble them in Idaho. The Salt Lake Tribune, "U.S. awards $1.4 billion to help build small nuclear reactors in Idaho," 16 Oct. 2020 At the end of the line, children can trick-or-treat and receive either a candy or craft bag. Library staff members, clad in face masks and gloves, will assemble the bags. John Delapp, Houston Chronicle, "Multiple Halloween events planned in Bay Area," 16 Oct. 2020 Experts and working women assemble fall wardrobes that combine WFH comfort and professional polish. Wsj Staff, WSJ, "Heading Back to Work? Here’s What You Need to Know," 16 Oct. 2020 Electric drivetrains contain a mere fraction of the parts that conventional ones do and require fewer workers to produce and assemble them. Mike Watson, National Review, "Electric Cars: A Hill to Die On?," 5 Oct. 2020 The company plans to buy the reactors from NuScale, then assemble them in Idaho. Keith Ridler, Star Tribune, "US gives first-ever OK for small commercial nuclear reactor," 2 Sep. 2020 Order your kit online and assemble it at home or contact her at 502-653-9440 or themysteriousrack@gmail.com for more information. Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, "Move over fancy hats. For Kentucky Derby 146, the must-have accessory is a face mask," 5 Aug. 2020 Engineers can then lift the cross-sections upright and assemble them into a complete building. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "The Marines 3D-Printed a Rocket Launcher Shelter in 36 Hours," 4 Aug. 2020

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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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Last Updated

29 Oct 2020

Cite this Entry

“Assemble.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/assemble. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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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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