assemble Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “assemble” in the English Dictionary

"assemble" in British English

See all translations

assembleverb

uk   us   /əˈsem.bl̩/

assemble verb (GATHER)

C2 [I or T] to come together in a ​singleplace or ​bringparts together in a ​singlegroup: We assembled in the ​meetingroom after ​lunch. to assemble ​data At the ​staffmeeting, the ​manager told the assembled company (= everyone there) that no one would ​losetheirjob.
More examples

assemble verb (JOIN)

C2 [T] to make something by ​joiningseparateparts: furniture that is ​easy to assemble
(Definition of assemble from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"assemble" in American English

See all translations

assembleverb [I/T]

 us   /əˈsem·bəl/
to ​bring or come together in a ​singlegroup or ​place, or to put together the ​parts of something: [I] When the ​firealarmrings, everyone is ​supposed to ​leave the ​building and assemble in the schoolyard. [T] Workers were ​earning $20 an ​hour assembling ​cars.
(Definition of assemble from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"assemble" in Business English

See all translations

assembleverb

uk   us   /əˈsembl/
[I or T] to come together in a ​singleplace, or ​bringpeople or things together in a ​singlegroup: We assembled in the ​meetingroom for the announcement. Since she took over the ​department, she has assembled a ​talentedteam with a ​variedselection of ​skills. We can ​help you assemble all the ​paperwork that is necessary to make the ​application.
[T] PRODUCTION to make something by ​joiningseparateparts together: This is where the ​carengines are assembled. flatpack furniture that is ​easy to assemble
[I] MEETINGS if an ​organization assembles, it ​meetsofficially: The UNESCO International Education Conference assembled in Geneva in September.
[T] FINANCE to ​collect together ​money, for ​example a ​loan, from different ​people, ​companies, or ​organizations: The ​consortium has already assembled a ​loan of €400m-€500m from the ​banks.
(Definition of assemble from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of assemble?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“assemble” in Business English

Word of the Day

chestnut

a large tree with leaves divided into five parts and large round nuts that can be eaten

Word of the Day

Introducing a new author and a new weekly blog post!
Introducing a new author and a new weekly blog post!
by Cambridge Dictionaries Online,
August 27, 2015
The English language is constantly changing. You know that. But did you know that at Cambridge Dictionaries Online we keep track of the changes? We continually add new words and new meanings to our online dictionary for learners of English. Some of them are new to English entirely (neologisms), and some

Read More 

parklet noun
parklet noun
August 31, 2015
a public outdoor space that may be associated with a local business but where anyone can sit Pop-up cafes in NY are what’s actually called parklets in many other places around the country.

Read More