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Assort   Listen
Assort  v. t.  (past & past part. assorted; pres. part. assorting)  
To separate and distribute into classes, as things of a like kind, nature, or quality, or which are suited to a like purpose; to classify; as, to assort goods. Note: (Rarely applied to persons.) "They appear... no ways assorted to those with whom they must associate."
To furnish with, or make up of, various sorts or a variety of goods; as, to assort a cargo.

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"Assort" Quotes from Famous Books

... voyages, which they exchange for cloth, sago cakes, and opium; and the inhabitants of all the surrounding islands visit it with the game object. It is the rendezvous of the praus trading to various parts of New Guinea, which here assort and dry their cargoes, and refit for the voyage home. Tripang and mussoi bark are the most bulky articles of produce brought here, with wild nutmegs, tortoiseshell, pearls, and birds of Paradise; in smaller quantities. The villagers of the mainland ...
— The Malay Archipelago - Volume II. (of II.) • Alfred Russel Wallace

... got the cotton ginned on this and the various other plantations in this neighborhood. I walked through the negro quarters one day in December and told the people I would pay them three cents per pound of clean cotton if they would gin, assort, clean, and pack their cotton ready for market. They said in reply their gins were all broken up. I told them that was their own fault, and that, if they wanted other people to gin their cotton and get their seed away from the place, they would do so, and so ...
— Letters from Port Royal - Written at the Time of the Civil War (1862-1868) • Various

... to set books upon their planes and assort them into their categories—which is merely to define them before beginning to criticize. This is elementary work as I have said, which may lead the critic only so far as the threshold, and cannot always give the reader that ...
— Definitions • Henry Seidel Canby

... it is to assort the mail, is required to be at his post at ten minutes after six o'clock in the morning. He places each Carrier's mail in a separate box, leaving to him the arrangement of it. The Carriers must be ...
— Lights and Shadows of New York Life - or, the Sights and Sensations of the Great City • James D. McCabe

... to take for this outrage shall be no common one. As I have been singular in all my other actions, so will I be in this. My vengeance shall fall upon myself, as the person most culpable of all, for I ought to have considered how ill this girl's fifteen years could assort with my threescore and ten. I have been like the silkworm, which builds itself a house in which it must die. I do not reproach you, misguided girl"—here he bent down and kissed his still insensible wife—"for ...
— The Exemplary Novels of Cervantes • Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

Words linked to "Assort" :   pigeonhole, ally, affiliate, dichotomise, reclassify, stereotype, categorize, catalog, compare, isolate, size, go steady, company, separate, unitise, categorise, companion, sort out, dichotomize, keep company

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