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assort

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/ əˈsɔrt /
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verb (used with object)
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).
verb (used without object)
to agree in sort or kind; be matched or suited.
to associate; consort.
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Origin of assort

From the Middle French word assorter, dating back to 1480–90. See as-, sort

OTHER WORDS FROM assort

as·sort·a·tive, as·sort·ive, adjectiveas·sort·a·tive·ly, adverbas·sort·er, nounre·as·sort, verb
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How to use assort in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for assort

assort
/ (əˈsɔːt) /

verb
(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

Derived forms of assort

assortative or assortive, adjectiveassortatively, adverbassorter, noun

Word Origin for assort

C15: from Old French assorter, from sorte sort
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