assort

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verb as·sort \ə-ˈsȯrt\

Definition of assort

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to distribute into groups of a like kind :  classify

  3. 2 :  to supply with an assortment (as of goods)

  4. intransitive verb
  5. 1 :  to agree in kind :  harmonize

  6. 2 :  to keep company :  associate

assorter

noun

Examples of assort in a sentence

  1. <assort these butterfly specimens according to geographic origin>

  2. <somewhat surprisingly, the collection of ancient Egyptian art assorts rather well with the museum's modern design>

Origin and Etymology of assort

Medieval French assortir, from a- (from Latin ad-) + sorte sort


First Known Use: 15th century


ASSORT Defined for Kids

assort

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verb as·sort \ə-ˈsȯrt\

Definition of assort for Students

assorted

assorting

  1. :  to sort into groups of like kinds <They assorted the marbles by color.>



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