From 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- ( “together” ), from Proto-Indo-European *sem- ( “one, whole” ). Cognate with Old English samnian ( “to bring together, assemble” ). More at sam .
Explanation of assemble by Wordnet Dictionary
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- Assemble v. t. [imp. & p. p. Assembled ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Assembling] [F. assembler, fr. LL. assimulare to bring together to collect; L. ad + simul together; akin to similis like, Gr. at the same time, and E. same. Cf. Assimilate, Same.]
1. To collect into one place or body; to bring or call together; to convene; to congregate.
Thither he assembled all his train. Milton.
All the men of Israel assembled themselves. 1 Kings viii. 2.
2. To collect and put together the parts of; as, “to assemble a bicycle, watch, gun, or other manufactured article”.
- Assemble, v. i. To meet or come together, as a number of individuals; to convene; to congregate.
The Parliament assembled in November. W. Massey.
- Assemble, v. i. To liken; to compare. [Obs.]
Bribes may be assembled to pitch. Latimer.
Definition of assemble by GCIDE Dictionary