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assemble (make)

Definition:

to create by putting components or members together

Class:

creation verb (sewing, baking, painting, performing, etc.)

Related to:

assemblage

Past tense:

assembled

Present participle:

assembling

3rd-person singular present:

assembles

Type of:

make

Type of:

join » connect up

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

earlly 14th century, transitive and intransitive, from Old French assembler...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

All senses of assemble...

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American Heritage Dictionary:

put | putting [present participle] | puts [3rd-person singular present] | put about | put across | put away | put by | put down | put forth | ...

To place in a specified location; set | To cause to be in a specified condition | To cause (one) to undergo something; subject | To assign; attribute ... (25 of 976 words, 53 definitions, 68 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/put

Merriam-Webster:

put [entry 1, verb] | putting [present participle] | put forth | put forward | put in mind | put one's finger on | put one's foot down | put one's foot in one's mouth | put paid to | ...

to place in a specified position or relationship; "lay" ; to move in a ... | to cause to endure or suffer something; "subject" ; "impose", "inflict" | ... (26 of 751 words, 27 definitions, 30 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/put

Macmillan British Dictionary:

put together [transitive] | putting together [present participle] | puts together [3rd-person singular present]

to produce or organize something using many different things | to make something by joining all its parts | to choose people or things to form a team ... (26 of 143 words, 4 definitions, 5 usage examples)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/put-together

Cambridge Dictionary:

put together

said after a phrase which refers to a group of people or things to show that you are thinking of them as a group rather than separately (27 of 54 words, 2 usage examples)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/put-together

Wiktionary:

put together | Stable [synonym, sense-specific] | responsible [synonym, sense-specific] | competent [synonym, sense-specific]

[transitive] To assemble, construct, or build. | Combined, assembled. | [idiomatic] In total. | [psychology] Stable; competent; responsible. (15 of 29 words, 4 definitions, 5 usage examples)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/put together

Collins Dictionary:

assemble | assemblé [French]

to come or bring together; collect or congregate | to fit or join together (the parts of something, such as a machine) | to run (a computer program) ... (26 of 607 words, 4 definitions, 10 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/assemble

Wikipedia:

Assembly [disambiguation]

may refer to: Deliberative assembly, An organization comprising members who use parliamentary procedure for making decisions | Freedom of assembly, the individual right to come together and collectively express, promote, pursue and defend common... (33 of 314 words, 27 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Assembly

Oxford Dictionary:

assemble | assembling

(of people) gather together in one place for a common purpose | cause (people or things) to gather together for a common purpose | (usually as noun ... (25 of 155 words, 5 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/assemble

Random House Dictionary:

assemble | assemblé: assemblés [plural] | assembled [past tense] | assembling [present participle] | assemblé | compile [computers, definition 4, synonym, sense-specific]

to bring together or gather into one place, company, body, or whole. | to put or fit together; put together the parts of. | [computers] compile ... (24 of 94 words, 5 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/assemble

New World Dictionary:

assemble | assembled [past tense] | assembling [present participle]

to gather into a group; collect | [United States] to fit or put together the parts of (a machine, etc.) | to translate (a computer program, ... (24 of 59 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/assemble

Britannica Encyclopedia:

patchwork [decorative arts] | piecing [synonym]

the process of joining strips, squares, triangles, hexagons, or other shaped pieces of fabric, by either hand or machine stitching, into square blocks ... (23 of 291 words, 2 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/446249​/patchwork

Columbia Encyclopedia:

collage

technique in art consisting of cutting and pasting natural or manufactured materials to a painted or unpainted surface--hence, a work of art in this ... (25 of 157 words, pronunciation)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/ent​/A​0812867​.html

Encarta Dictionary:

assemble | assembled [past tense] | assembling [present participle] | assembles [3rd-person singular present]

to fit the parts of something together to make a finished whole | to bring people or things together, or gather together in one place (24 of 88 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861587243​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

assemble

Origin: earlly 14th century, transitive and intransitive, from Old French assembler "come together, join, unite; gather" (11th century), from Latin ... (19 of 70 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=assemble

Wiktionary:

assemble | assembled [past tense] | assembling [present participle] | assembles [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle English assemblen, from Old French assembler ("to assemble"), from Medieval Latin assimulare ("to bring together"), from ad- + simul ("together"), from Proto-Indo-European *sōm-, *som-... (25 of 42 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/assemble

American Heritage Dictionary:

assemble | assembled [past tense] | assembling [present participle] | assembles [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle English assemblen, from Old French assembler, from Vulgar Latin *assimulāre: Latin ad-, ad- + Latin ... (16 of 24 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/assemble

Collins Dictionary:

assemble | assemblé [French]

First use: 13th century

Origin: from Old French assembler, from Vulgar Latin assimulāre (unattested) to bring together, from Latin simul together | literally: brought together

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/assemble

New World Dictionary:

assemble | assembled [past tense] | assembling [present participle]

Origin: Middle English assemblen from Old French assembler from Vulgar Latin *adsimulare from Latin ad-, to + simul, together: see "same"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/assemble

Merriam-Webster:

assemble | assembled [past tense] | assembling [present participle]

First use: 13th century

Origin: Middle English, from Anglo-French assembler, from Vulgar Latin *assimulare, from Latin ad- + simul together

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/assemble

Oxford Dictionary:

assemble | assembling

Origin: Middle English: from Old French asembler, based on Latin ad- "to" + simul "together"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/assemble

Encarta Dictionary:

assemble | assembled [past tense] | assembling [present participle] | assembles [3rd-person singular present]

First use: 13th century

Origin: French assembler from assumed Vulgar Latin assimulare "put together" from Latin simul "together"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861587243​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

assemble | assembled [past tense] | assembling [present participle] | assembles [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "assemble"

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/assemble

Collins Dictionary:

assemble | assemblé [French]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "assemble"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/assemble

Macmillan British Dictionary:

assemble | assembled [past tense] | assembling [present participle] | assembles [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "assemble"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/assemble

Macmillan American Dictionary:

assemble | assembled [past tense] | assembling [present participle] | assembles [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "assemble"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/assemble

Cambridge Dictionary:

assemble [entry 1]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "assemble"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "assemble"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/assemble 1

the Free Dictionary:

assemble

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "assemble"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "assemble"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "assemble" by speech synthesizer

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Google Dictionary:

assemble | assembled [past tense] | assembling [present participle] | assembles [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: English pronunciation of "assemble"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

assemble

Audio: North American pronunciation of "assemble"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=assemb​03 word=assemble

YourDictionary Audio:

assemble

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "assemble" by speech synthesizer

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freedictionary.org:

assemble

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "assemble" by speech synthesizer

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