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Meaning of ASSORT

Pronunciation:  u'sort

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  arrange or order by classes or categories; "How would you classify these pottery shards--are they prehistoric?"
  2. [v]  keep company with; hang out with; "He associates with strange people"; "She affiliates with her colleagues"

ASSORT is a 6 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: affiliate, associate, class, classify, consort, separate, sort, sort out
 See Also: accompany, ally, catalog, catalogue, categorise, categorize, companion, company, compare, count, date, dichotomise, dichotomize, go out, go steady, grade, group, interact, isolate, keep company, number, pigeonhole, reclassify, refer, see, size, stamp, stereotype, unitise, unitize



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \As*sort"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Assorted}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Assorting}.] [F. assortir; ? (L. ad) + sortir to cast or
    draw lots, to obtain by lot, L. sortiri, fr. sors, sortis,
    lot. See {Sort}.]
    1. To separate and distribute into classes, as things of a
       like kind, nature, or quality, or which are suited to a
       like purpose; to classify; as, to assort goods.
    Note: [Rarely applied to persons.]
                They appear . . . no ways assorted to those with
                whom they must associate.          --Burke.
    2. To furnish with, or make up of, various sorts or a variety
       of goods; as, to assort a cargo.
  2. \As*sort"\, v. i.
    To agree; to be in accordance; to be adapted; to suit; to
    fall into a class or place. --Mitford.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: alphabetize, analyze, arrange, bolt, break down, catalog, categorize, class, classify, codify, collate, digest, distribute, divide, file, gradate, grade, group, index, list, methodize, order, pigeonhole, place, range, rank, rate, riddle, screen, separate, sieve, sift, size, sort, sort out, stratify, subdivide, subordinate, systematize, tabulate, type