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verb assemble pronunciation in British English /əˈsemb(ə)l/ 
Word Forms
present tense
present participleassembling
past tenseassembled
past participleassembled
  1. 1
    [transitive] to bring a group of things or people together in one place for a particular purpose

    How long would it take to assemble a team for a project like this?

    1. a.
      [intransitive] to come together and form a group

      The children assembled outside the building.

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  2. 2
    [transitive] to build something, for example furniture, by putting all its parts together

    You have to assemble the shelves yourself.

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