- 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.
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After council I went to work to assort the articles to be sold, etc.William Clayton's Journal
"Coming," said Phyllis simply; and went in to assort her babies.The Wishing-Ring Man
It is better to have each card different, and to assort the flags, so that every card may contain some not very generally known.Bright Ideas for Entertaining
Mrs. Herbert B. Linscott
Assort′edness; Assort′ment, act of assorting: a quantity or number of things assorted: variety.
It is customary to assort the currency of from one to four groups by banks each day.The Galaxy, May, 1877
- (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