An editorial in the (left-wing) Toronto Star assembles the evidence that Toronto's (kinda-right-wing) mayor Rob Ford is a drunk.
I also look forward to the motley crew of orphans Joan assembles at her 35–40-seat table each year.
The chief of the barbarous Saxons assembles his priests and wise men to ascertain if they will become Christians.
Now it assembles the blossoms of a whole long year to bewilder and allure.
It assembles its elements somewhat by chance and stitches together the bits of our life; it ends only in beginnings, in attempts.
The Halictus knows this well and assembles in her numbers that she may work all the better.
The English Parliament does not consult with the sovereign when it assembles to hear the address from the throne.
He assembles the fathers of Goa by night, and upon what account.
Some chief, who is generally at the same time what is called a "medicine man," assembles the community.
It assembles and sets forth what had been perpetrated up to the time when it was written.
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.