v. as·sem·bled, as·sem·bling, as·sem·bles
1. To bring or call together into a group or whole: The bailiff assembled the jury. See Synonyms at call.
2. To fit together the parts or pieces of: assemble a machine; assemble data.
To gather together; congregate: Protesters assembled on the common. See Synonyms at gather.
[Middle English assemblen, from Old French assembler, from Vulgar Latin *assimulāre : Latin ad-, ad- + Latin simul, together; see sem-1 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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