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assemble

[uh-sem-buh l] /əˈsɛm bəl/
verb (used with object), assembled, assembling.
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.
Computers. compile (def 4).
verb (used without object), assembled, assembling.
4.
to come together; gather; meet:
We assembled in the auditorium.
Origin of assemble
1200-1250
1200-50; Middle English < Old French assembler < Vulgar Latin *assimulāre to bring together, equivalent to Latin as- as- + simul together + -ā- thematic vowel + -re infinitive suffix
Synonyms
1. convene, convoke. See gather. 2. connect. See manufacture. 4. congregate, convene.
Antonyms
1, 4. disperse.
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  • Or from what necessity did the son of Atreus, assembling an army, lead it hither?

  • The assembling of the crew of a merchantman, in that day, was a melancholy sight.

    Ned Myers James Fenimore Cooper
  • They were charged with assembling in troops in the counties of Warwick and Worcester, breaking into stables and seizing horses.

    What Gunpowder Plot Was Samuel Rawson Gardiner
  • As they were assembling for breakfast on this morning, Arthur came in.

    The Channings Mrs. Henry Wood
  • Outside the engine-house, people carrying lanterns were assembling, swearing, and shouting for the keys.

    Skipper Worse Alexander Lange Kielland
British Dictionary definitions for assembling

assemble

/əˈsɛmbəl/
verb
1.
to come or bring together; collect or congregate
2.
to fit or join together (the parts of something, such as a machine): to assemble the parts of a kit
3.
to run (a computer program) that converts a set of symbolic data, usually in the form of specific single-step instructions, into machine language
Word Origin
C13: from Old French assembler, from Vulgar Latin assimulāre (unattested) to bring together, from Latin simul together

assemblé

/asɑ̃ble/
noun
1.
(ballet) a sideways leap in which the feet come together in the air in preparation for landing
Word Origin
literally: brought together
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Word Origin and History for assembling

assemble

v.

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.

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