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assort

[uh-sawrt] /əˈsɔrt/
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
1480-1490
1480-90; < Middle French assorter. See as-, sort
Related forms
assortative, assortive, adjective
assortatively, adverb
assorter, noun
reassort, verb
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British Dictionary definitions for re-assort

assort

/əˈsɔːt/
verb
1.
(transitive) to arrange or distribute into groups of the same type; classify
2.
(intransitive) usually foll by with. to fit or fall into a class or group; match
3.
(transitive) to supply with an assortment of merchandise
4.
(transitive) to put in the same category as others; group
5.
(rare) (intransitive) usually foll by with. to keep company; consort
Derived Forms
assortative, assortive, adjective
assortatively, adverb
assorter, noun
Word Origin
C15: from Old French assorter, from sortesort
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Word Origin and History for re-assort

assort

v.

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.

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