[ uh-sawrt ]
/ əˈsɔrt /
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.
- associative neuron,
- associative storage,
- assortative mating,
Origin of assort
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/ (əˈsɔːt) /
(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
Word Origin for assort
C15: from Old French assorter, from sorte sort
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
late 15c., "to distribute into groups," from Middle French assortir (15c.), from Old French assorter "to assort, match," from a- "to" (see ad-) + sorte "kind" (see sort). Related: Assorted; assorting.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper