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American English: /əˈsɛmbəl/
British English: /əˈsɛmb(ə)l/

Translation of assemble in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • 1 (construct)
    Example sentences
    • Also, it can wait for a customer's order before assembling a machine, which means it can operate with an extraordinarily lean production system.
    • The first phase of the project revolved around infrastructure and assembling the machine.
    • She had never actually assembled the machine but there were four similar parts that she was dealing with.
  • 2 (get together)
    Example sentences
    • At the end, it said: ‘a large crowd assembled outside the church to see her departure.’
    • A tremendous crowd assembled outside the French Embassy shortly after the news was made known.
    • Every evening at about seven-thirty crowds began assembling outside the General Post Office to watch the departure of the Royal Mail coaches.
    Example sentences
    • Director David C. Thomas assembles the surviving members of the group to tell their story, and remarkably has a treasure trove of home movies, concert and TV footage to illustrate every stage of the group's existence.
    • We want to continue this investigation to a point at which we have assembled the kind of evidence that we believe provides the basis for prosecution.
    • ‘A large and growing body of evidence has been assembled effectively pointing to her innocence,’ he claimed.
  • 4 (Computing)
    Example sentences
    • We plan to assemble a program that combines the method described here with a kinematics method to permit fulltime operation.
    • From that it creates program code it can then assemble into executable machine code.
    • Sequences were verified manually and contigs were assembled using the computer program Sequencer v 4.0.

intransitive verb

  • 1 (gather) (crowd/troops)
    congregarse [formal]
    the meeting had not yet assembled
    los asistentes a la reunión aún no se habían congregado [formal]
  • 2
    also: assembled past participle
    the assembled spectators
    el público asistente
    she addressed the assembled meeting/guests
    se dirigió a la concurrencia/los invitados allí congregados [formal]
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