Assorter

assort

[uh-sawrt]
verb (used with object)
1.
to distribute, place, or arrange according to kind or class; classify; sort.
2.
to furnish with a suitable assortment or variety of goods; make up of articles likely to suit a demand.
3.
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)
4.
to agree in sort or kind; be matched or suited.
5.
to associate; consort.

Origin:
1480–90; < Middle French assorter. See as-, sort

assortative, assortive, adjective
assortatively, adverb
assorter, noun
reassort, verb
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assort (əˈsɔːt)
 
vb (usually foll by with) (usually foll by with)
1.  (tr) to arrange or distribute into groups of the same type; classify
2.  to fit or fall into a class or group; match
3.  (tr) to supply with an assortment of merchandise
4.  (tr) to put in the same category as others; group
5.  rare to keep company; consort
 
[C15: from Old French assorter, from sortesort]
 
as'sortative
 
adj
 
as'sortive
 
adj
 
as'sortatively
 
adv
 
as'sorter
 
n

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assort
late 15c., "to distribute into groups," from M.Fr. assortir (15c.), from O.Fr. assorter "to assort, match," from a- "to" + sorte "kind" (see sort).
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