assemble is on the Academic Word List.

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  1. (transitive & intransitive) If you assemble many people or things, you bring them together.
    They went into the meeting room where a dozen other people had already assembled.
    The first thing you try to do is assemble people you want to work with.
  2. (transitive) If you assemble something, you put it together.
    He would have to go to Japan to find a company to supply parts and assemble the machine.
    They worked together in assembling the art collection.
    She had assembled a team of 10 lawyers to attack the court's ruling.

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