- 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.] [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.
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assort — (v.) late 15c., to distribute into groups, from M.Fr. assortir (15c.), from O.Fr. assorter to assort, match, from a to (see AD (Cf. ad )) + sorte kind (see SORT (Cf. sort)). Related: ASSORTED (Cf. Assorted); … Etymology dictionary
Assort — As*sort , v. i. To agree; to be in accordance; to be adapted; to suit; to fall into a class or place. Mitford. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
assort — index allocate, apportion, classify, codify, distribute, fix (arrange), organize (arrange) … Law dictionary
assort — [ə sôrt′] vt. [OFr assorter < a (L ad ), to + sorte, SORT] to sort or classify vi. to be of the same sort; match (with) assortative [ə sôrt′ə tiv] adj. assorter n … English World dictionary
assort — m2]assort, sort, classify, pigeonhole mean to arrange in systematic order or according to some definite method of arrangement or distribution. Assort (see also assorted under MISCELLANEOUS) implies division into groups of like things or of things … New Dictionary of Synonyms
assort — v. 1 tr. (usu. foll. by with) classify or arrange in groups. 2 intr. suit; fit into; harmonize with (usu. assort ill or well with). Etymology: OF assorter f. agrave to + sorte SORT … Useful english dictionary
assort — verb Etymology: Middle French assortir, from a (from Latin ad ) + sorte sort Date: 15th century transitive verb 1. to distribute into groups of a like kind ; classify 2. to supply with an assortment (as of goods) … New Collegiate Dictionary
assort — assortative, assortive, adj. assortatively, adv. assorter, n. /euh sawrt /, v.t. 1. to distribute, place, or arrange according to kind or class; classify; sort. 2. to furnish with a suitable assortment or variety of goods; make up of articles… … Universalium
assort — verb a) To sort or arrange according to characteristic or class. b) To be of a kind with … Wiktionary
assort — Synonyms and related words: 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,… … Moby Thesaurus