- to bring together or gather into one place, company, body, or whole.
- to put or fit together; put together the parts of: to assemble information for a report; to assemble a toy from a kit.
- Computers. compile(def 4).
- to come together; gather; meet: We assembled in the auditorium.
Origin of assemble
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- a jump in which the dancer throws one leg up, springs off the other, and lands with both feet together.
Origin of assemblé
Examples from the Web for assemble
With other games, the guys would just assemble them and box them up, and that was that.‘Asteroids’ & The Dawn of the Gamer Age
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MAKE IT AHEAD: Assemble the pot pies completely, cover tightly, and refrigerate for up to a day or freeze for up to a month.Make These Barefoot Contessa Chicken Pot Pies
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The group Operation Gratitude, for example, says it costs $15 to assemble and ship a care package.Exclusive: ‘Pro-Troop’ Charity Pays Off Tea Party Cronies Instead
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The New Zealand exhibition, on the other hand, relied on the general public to assemble its show.How World Wars Made Females More Androgynous
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That technique allows scientists to assemble genomes from scratch.Synthetic DNA: The New Drug Makers?
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He knew that make of gun from toe to foresight; he could assemble it in the dark.Way of the Lawless
When he had been presented to the older members, it was time for them to assemble in meeting.Beauty and The Beast, and Tales From Home
The pieces necessary to assemble the hull are shown in Fig. 58.Boys' Book of Model Boats
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You will order all mayors of towns to assemble in Rome to complete the preparations.The Eternal City
Neither the place, the time, nor the day when they assemble is fixed.The Phantom World
- to come or bring together; collect or congregate
- to fit or join together (the parts of something, such as a machine)to assemble the parts of a kit
- to run (a computer program) that converts a set of symbolic data, usually in the form of specific single-step instructions, into machine language
- ballet a sideways leap in which the feet come together in the air in preparation for landing
Word Origin and History for assemble
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.