assemble

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/əˈsɛmbəl/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/əˈsɛmbəl/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(ə sembəl)


Inflections of 'assemble' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
assembles
v 3rd person singular
assembling
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
assembled
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
assembled
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
as•sem•ble /əˈsɛmbəl/USA pronunciation   v.,  -bled, -bling. 
  1. to come or bring together;
    gather into one place;
    meet: [no object]The crowd assembled in the waiting room.[+ object]The guides assembled the tourists together.
  2. [+ object] to put together;
    put together the parts of: assembled model airplanes.
See -semble-.
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
as•sem•ble  (ə sembəl),USA pronunciation v.,  -bled, -bling. 
v.t. 
  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.
  3. Computingcompile (def. 4).

v.i. 
  1. to come together;
    gather;
    meet:We assembled in the auditorium.
  • Vulgar Latin *assimulāre to bring together, equivalent. to Latin as- as- + simul together + -ā- thematic vowel + -re infinitive suffix
  • Old French assembler
  • Middle English 1200–50
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged convene, convoke. See  gather.
    • 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged   connect. See  manufacture.
    • 4.See corresponding entry in Unabridged   congregate, convene.
    • 1, 4.See corresponding entry in Unabridged disperse.

as•sem•blé  (Fr. an blā),USA pronunciation n., pl.  -blés (Fr. an blā),USA pronunciation [Ballet.]
  1. Music and Dancea jump in which the dancer throws one leg up, springs off the other, and lands with both feet together.
  • French, past participle of assembler to assemble

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
assemble /əˈsɛmbəl/ vb
  1. to come or bring together; collect or congregate
  2. to fit or join together (the parts of something, such as a machine)
Etymology: 13th Century: from Old French assembler, from Vulgar Latin assimulāre (unattested) to bring together, from Latin simul together
'assemble' also found in these entries:
Collocations: assemble the [furniture, data, parts], easy to assemble, assembles in [seconds, no time at all], more...

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