assemble

[ uh-sem-buhl ]
/ əˈsɛm bəl /

verb (used with object), as·sem·bled, as·sem·bling.

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).

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

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

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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 suffix

synonym study for assemble

1. See gather. 2. See manufacture.

Definition for assemble (2 of 2)

assemblé
[ French a-sahn-bley ]
/ French a sɑ̃ˈbleɪ /

noun, plural as·sem·blés [French a-sahn-bley] /French a sɑ̃ˈbleɪ/. Ballet.

a jump in which the dancer throws one leg up, springs off the other, and lands with both feet together.

Origin of assemblé

< French, past participle of assembler to assemble
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British Dictionary definitions for assemble (1 of 2)

assemble
/ (əˈsɛmbəl) /

verb

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

Word Origin for assemble

C13: from Old French assembler, from Vulgar Latin assimulāre (unattested) to bring together, from Latin simul together

British Dictionary definitions for assemble (2 of 2)

assemblé
/ French (asɑ̃ble) /

noun

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

Word Origin for assemblé

literally: brought together
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