assemble [uh-sem-buhl] SynonymsExamplesWord Origin verb (used with object), as·sem·bled, as·sem·bling.

  1. to bring together or gather into one place, company, body, or whole.
  2. to put or fit together; put together the parts of: to assemble information for a report; to assemble a toy from a kit.
  3. Computers. compile(def 4).

verb (used without object), as·sem·bled, as·sem·bling.

  1. to come together; gather; meet: We assembled in the auditorium.

Origin of assemble 1200–50; Middle English Old French assembler Vulgar Latin *assimulāre to bring together, equivalent to Latin as- as- + simul together + -ā- thematic vowel + -re infinitive suffixSynonyms for assemble 1. convene, convoke. 2. connect. 4. congregate, convene.Synonym study 1. See gather. 2. See manufacture.Antonyms for assemble 1, 4. disperse. Related Words for assembling amass, gather, summon, collect, mobilize, convene, meet, manufacture, join, fit, form, construct, compile, produce, erect, capture, huddle, group, muster, unite Examples from the Web for assembling Contemporary Examples of assembling

  • But if Democrats are faced with the reality of a glut of qualified candidates, Republicans are assembling more of a fantasy team.

    The Golden State Preps for the ‘Red Wedding’ of Senate Races

    David Freedlander

    January 9, 2015

  • ASSEMBLING THE AMAZING CAST Robert Iscove (Director): Harvey Weinstein gave the film to me.

    ‘She’s All That’ 15th Anniversary: Cast and Crew Reminisce About the Making of the ‘90s Classic

    Marlow Stern

    January 29, 2014

  • Yet arguably, if Israel advances to an agreement, the possibility of assembling an international coalition against Iran widens.

    A Very Israeli Linkage: Iran’s Nuclear Bomb and Peace With Palestine

    Nadav Eyal

    September 10, 2013

  • Assembling a nice private data set is a huge amount of work.

    Why Don’t More Social Scientists Share Their Data?

    Megan McArdle

    April 18, 2013

  • At the same time, other agents were assembling a profile of Dykes.

    Alabama Hostage Standoff: Jimmy Lee Dykes Seized Boy to Gain Attention

    Michael Daly

    February 6, 2013

  • Historical Examples of assembling

  • The assembling of the crew of a merchantman, in that day, was a melancholy sight.

    Ned Myers

    James Fenimore Cooper

  • As they were assembling for breakfast on this morning, Arthur came in.

    The Channings

    Mrs. Henry Wood

  • We were alone then, too; being there before the usual hour of assembling.

    Life And Adventures Of Martin Chuzzlewit

    Charles Dickens

  • Didn’t you know that the hour for assembling was ten o’clock?’

    Barnaby Rudge

    Charles Dickens

  • The method of assembling the boiler is pictured clearly in Fig. 49.

    Boys’ Book of Model Boats

    Raymond Francis Yates

  • British Dictionary definitions for assembling assemble verb

    1. to come or bring together; collect or congregate
    2. to fit or join together (the parts of something, such as a machine)to assemble the parts of a kit
    3. to run (a computer program) that converts a set of symbolic data, usually in the form of specific single-step instructions, into machine language

    Word Origin for assemble C13: from Old French assembler, from Vulgar Latin assimulāre (unattested) to bring together, from Latin simul together assemblé noun

    1. ballet a sideways leap in which the feet come together in the air in preparation for landing

    Word Origin for assemblé literally: brought together Word Origin and History for assembling assemble v.

    earlly 14c., transitive and intransitive, from Old French assembler “come together, join, unite; gather” (11c.), from Latin assimulare “to make like, liken, compare; copy, imitate; feign, pretend,” later “to gather together,” from ad- “to” (see ad-) + simulare “to make like” (see simulation). In Middle English and in Old French it also was a euphemism for “to couple sexually.” Meaning “to put parts together” in manufacturing is from 1852. Related: Assembled; assembling. Assemble together is redundant.

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