verb (used with object), as·sem·bled, as·sem·bling.
verb (used without object), as·sem·bled, as·sem·bling.
Origin of assemble
Synonyms for assemble
Antonyms for assemble
noun, plural as·sem·blés [French a-sahn-bley] /French a sɑ̃ˈbleɪ/. Ballet.
Origin of assemblé
Related Words for assemblesamass, gather, summon, collect, mobilize, convene, meet, manufacture, join, fit, form, construct, compile, produce, erect, capture, huddle, group, muster, unite
Examples from the Web for assembles
Contemporary Examples of assembles
An editorial in the (left-wing) Toronto Star assembles the evidence that Toronto's (kinda-right-wing) mayor Rob Ford is a drunk.How Rob Ford's Drinking Affects His Work
March 27, 2013
I also look forward to the motley crew of orphans Joan assembles at her 35–40-seat table each year.My Thanksgiving With Joan Rivers
November 24, 2012
Historical Examples of assembles
Now it assembles the blossoms of a whole long year to bewilder and allure.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
Abbot Hugo assembles us in Chapter; asks, "If there is any complaint?"Past and Present
She assembles us all, round a little trap-door in the floor, as round a grave.Pictures from Italy
The Halictus knows this well and assembles in her numbers that she may work all the better.Bramble-bees and Others
J. Henri Fabre
He assembles the fathers of Goa by night, and upon what account.
Word Origin for assemble
Word Origin for assemblé
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.