to sort or classify
Origin of assortOld French assorter from a- (L ad-), to + sorte, sort
to be of the same sort; match (with)
verbas·sort·ed, as·sort·ing, as·sorts
- To separate into groups according to kind; classify.
- To supply with (an appropriate variety or assortment, as of goods).
- To agree in kind; fall into the same class.
- To associate with others; keep company.
Origin of assortMiddle English assorte from Old French assorter a- to ( from Latin ad- ; see ad- . ) sorte kind ( from Latin sors sort- chance, lot ; see ser-2 in Indo-European roots.)
(third-person singular simple present assorts, present participle assorting, simple past and past participle assorted)
Middle French assortir