As·sort v. t. [imp. & p. p. Assorted; p. pr. & vb. n. Assorting.]
1. 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. --Burke.
2. To furnish with, or make up of, various sorts or a variety of goods; as, to assort a cargo.
As·sort, v. i. To agree; to be in accordance; to be adapted; to suit; to fall into a class or place.
v 1: keep company with; hang out with; "He associates with
strange people"; "She affiliates with her colleagues"
[syn: consort, associate, affiliate]
2: arrange or order by classes or categories; "How would you
classify these pottery shards--are they prehistoric?"
[syn: classify, class, sort, sort out, separate]