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Assort



to distribute, place, or arrange according to kind or class; classify; sort.
to furnish with a suitable or variety of goods; make up of articles likely to suit a demand.
Archaic. to group with others of the same or similar kind; connect or identify as of a similar class; associate (usually followed by with).
to agree in sort or kind; be matched or suited.
to associate; consort.
Historical Examples

No more need of our daily Committee and their pleasant aids, to unpack and assort supplies for our sick and wounded.
Woman’s Work in the Civil War Linus Pierpont Brockett

After council I went to work to assort the articles to be sold, etc.
William Clayton’s Journal William Clayton

Her swiftly flying memory seemed to assort a vast mine of treasures of the past.
The Light of Western Stars Zane Grey

“Coming,” said Phyllis simply; and went in to assort her babies.
The Wishing-Ring Man Margaret Widdemer

If you are kind enough to assort the books we put up yesterday, oblige me by going through the armoury.
Wilfrid Cumbermede George MacDonald

It is better to have each card different, and to assort the flags, so that every card may contain some not very generally known.
Bright Ideas for Entertaining Mrs. Herbert B. Linscott

It is customary to assort the currency of from one to four groups by banks each day.
The Galaxy, May, 1877 Various

assort′edness; assort′ment, act of assorting: a quantity or number of things assorted: variety.
Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D) Various

The colours for the conical stripes may be any two or four colours, which assort well together; or each may be different.
My Knitting Book Miss Lambert

Obviously the artist may assort any two or more of these varieties in the same picture.
Art Principles Ernest Govett

verb
(transitive) to arrange or distribute into groups of the same type; classify
(intransitive) usually foll by with. to fit or fall into a class or group; match
(transitive) to supply with an assortment of merchandise
(transitive) to put in the same category as others; group
(rare) (intransitive) usually foll by with. to keep company; consort
v.

late 15c., “to distribute into groups,” from Middle French assortir (15c.), from Old French assorter “to assort, match,” from a- “to” (see ad-) + sorte “kind” (see sort). Related: Assorted; assorting.

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