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 Dictionary entry overview: What does assemble mean? 

  The verb ASSEMBLE has 3 senses:

1. create by putting components or members together
2. collect in one place
3. get people together

  Familiarity information: ASSEMBLE used as a verb is uncommon.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1assemble [BACK TO TOP]


Create by putting components or members together

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing


assemble; put together; tack together; piece; set up; tack

Context examples:

She pieced a quilt / He tacked together some verses / They set up a committee

Hypernyms (to "assemble" is one way to...):

bring together; join (cause to become joined or linked)

create; make (make or cause to be or to become)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "assemble"):

comfit; confect; confection (make into a confection)

confuse; jumble; mix up (assemble without order or sense)

reassemble (assemble once again, after taking something apart)

configure (set up for a particular purpose)

compound (create by mixing or combining)

rig up (erect or construct, especially as a temporary measure)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something


disassemble (take apart into its constituent pieces)

Sense 2assemble [BACK TO TOP]


Collect in one place

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events


forgather; foregather; assemble; gather; meet

Context examples:

We assembled in the church basement / Let's gather in the dining room

Hypernyms (to "assemble" is one way to...):

interact (act together or towards others or with others)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "assemble"):

crowd; crowd together (to gather together in large numbers)

converge (move or draw together at a certain location)

turn out (come and gather for a public event)

caucus (meet to select a candidate or promote a policy)

club (gather and spend time together)

clump; cluster; constellate; flock (come together as in a cluster or flock)

convene (meet formally)

fort; fort up (gather in, or as if in, a fort, as for protection or defense)

hive (move together in a hive or as if in a hive)

congregate (come together, usually for a purpose)

meet (meet by design; be present at the arrival of)

aggroup; group (form a group or group together)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP

Sentence example:

The crowds assemble in the streets

Sense 3assemble [BACK TO TOP]


Get people together

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events


get together; assemble; gather

Context examples:

assemble your colleagues / get together all those who are interested in the project / gather the close family members


assemble; foregather; forgather; gather; meet (collect in one place)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "assemble"):

make (form by assembling individuals or constituents)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody

Sentence example:

They want to assemble the prisoners

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