[ uh-sem-buhl ]
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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.

  1. 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

First recorded in 1200–50; Middle English, from Old French assembler, from Vulgar Latin assimulāre (unrecorded) “to bring together,” from Latin as- as- + simul “together” (cf. simultaneous ) + -āre, infinitive verb suffix

synonym study For assemble

1. See gather. 2. See manufacture.

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Other definitions for assemblé (2 of 2)

[ French a-sahn-bley ]

noun,plural as·sem·blés [French a-sahn-bley]. /French a sɑ̃ˈbleɪ/. Ballet.
  1. a jump in which the dancer throws one leg up, springs off the other, and lands with both feet together.

Origin of assemblé

First recorded in 1820–30; from French, past participle of assembler; see assemble Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use assemble in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for assemble (1 of 2)


/ (əˈsɛmbəl) /

  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

  1. to run (a computer program) that converts a set of symbolic data, usually in the form of specific single-step instructions, into machine language

Origin of assemble

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

British Dictionary definitions for assemblé (2 of 2)


/ French (asɑ̃ble) /

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

Origin of assemblé

literally: brought together

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