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v. as·sort·ed, as·sort·ing, as·sorts
1. To separate into groups according to kind; classify.
2. To supply with (an appropriate variety or assortment, as of goods).
1. To agree in kind; fall into the same class.
2. To associate with others; keep company.
[Middle English assorte, from Old French assorter : a-, to (from Latin ad-; see ad-) + sorte, kind (from Latin sors, sort-, chance, lot; see ser- in Indo-European roots).]
as·sor′ta·tive (ə-sôr′tə-tĭv) adj.
1. (tr) to arrange or distribute into groups of the same type; classify
2. (usually foll by: with) to fit or fall into a class or group; match
3. (tr) to supply with an assortment of merchandise
4. (tr) to put in the same category as others; group
5. rare (usually foll by: with) to keep company; consort
[C15: from Old French assorter, from sorte sort]
asˈsortative, asˈsortive adj
1. to distribute, place, or arrange according to kind or class; classify.
2. to furnish with a suitable assortment or variety of goods.v.i.
3. to agree in sort or kind; be matched or suited.
4. to associate; consort.
Past participle: assorted
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|Verb||1.||assort - keep company with; hang out with; "He associates with strange people"; "She affiliates with her colleagues"|
interact - act together or towards others or with others; "He should interact more with his colleagues"
ally - become an ally or associate, as by a treaty or marriage; "He allied himself with the Communists"
go steady, date, go out, see - date regularly; have a steady relationship with; "Did you know that she is seeing an older man?"; "He is dating his former wife again!"
|2.||assort - arrange or order by classes or categories; "How would you classify these pottery shards--are they prehistoric?"|
catalogue, catalog - make an itemized list or catalog of; classify; "He is cataloguing his photographic negatives"
isolate - separate (experiences) from the emotions relating to them
refer - think of, regard, or classify under a subsuming principle or with a general group or in relation to another; "This plant can be referred to a known species"
reclassify - classify anew, change the previous classification; "The zoologists had to reclassify the mollusks after they found new species"
size - sort according to size
stereotype, pigeonhole, stamp - treat or classify according to a mental stereotype; "I was stereotyped as a lazy Southern European"
group - arrange into a group or groups; "Can you group these shapes together?"
categorise, categorize - place into or assign to a category; "Children learn early on to categorize"
grade - determine the grade of or assign a grade to