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.
- (transitive) To put together.
- He assembled the model ship.
- (transitive, intransitive) To gather as a group.
- The parents assembled in the school hall.
- Thither he assembled all his train.
- Bible, 1 Kings viii. 2
- All the men of Israel assembled themselves.
- (computing) to translate from assembly language to machine code
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