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Definition of "assort" []

  • To separate into groups according to kind; classify. (verb-transitive)
  • To supply with (an appropriate variety or assortment, as of goods). (verb-transitive)
  • To agree in kind; fall into the same class. (verb-intransitive)
  • To associate with others; keep company. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "assort" in a sentence
  • "For one of her many specialties was the ability to immediately 'assort' all the foreigners with whom she mingled, and she used to declare that she could guess a man's nationality as soon as she had spoken ten words with him."
  • "We've had to retrench, pull back, and really kind of assort based upon what the consumer would expect to pay, number one, and number two, the kind of and type of items that are more day in and day out not driven so much and solely towards holiday type purchasing."
  • "Certainly it does not assort well with historical research portraying the difficulties Martin Luther King, Jr. had holding together the different Montgomery churches during the bus boycott."