- to distribute, place, or arrange according to kind or class; classify; sort.
- to furnish with a suitable assortment or variety of goods; make up of articles likely to suit a demand.
- Archaic. to group with others of the same or similar kind; connect or identify as of a similar class; associate (usually followed by with).
- to agree in sort or kind; be matched or suited.
- to associate; consort.
Origin of assort
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- (tr) to arrange or distribute into groups of the same type; classify
- (intr usually foll by with) to fit or fall into a class or group; match
- (tr) to supply with an assortment of merchandise
- (tr) to put in the same category as others; group
- (intr usually foll by with) rare to keep company; consort
C15: from Old French assorter, from sorte sort
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Word Origin and History for assortive
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