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. [Rarely applied to persons.]
They appear . . . no ways assorted to those with whom they must associate.
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.
(As*sort"ed) a. Selected; culled.
(As*sort"ment) n. [Cf. F. assortiment.]
1. Act of assorting, or distributing into sorts, kinds, or classes.
2. A collection or quantity of things distributed into kinds or sorts; a number of things assorted.
3. A collection containing a variety of sorts or kinds adapted to various wants, demands, or purposes; as,
an assortment of goods.
(As*sot") v. t. [OF. asoter, F. assoter; (L. ad) + sot stupid. See Sot.] To besot; to befool; to
beguile; to infatuate. [Obs.]
Some ecstasy assotted had his sense.
(As*sot"), a. Dazed; foolish; infatuated. [Obs.]
Willie, I ween thou be assot.
(As*suage") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Assuaged; p. pr. & vb. n. Assuaging ] [OE. asuagen, aswagen,
OF. asoagier, asuagier, fr. assouagier, fr. L. ad + suavis sweet. See Sweet.] To soften, in a figurative
sense; to allay, mitigate, ease, or lessen, as heat, pain, or grief; to appease or pacify, as passion or tumult; to
satisfy, as appetite or desire.
Refreshing winds the summer's heat assuage.
To assuage the sorrows of a desolate old man
The fount at which the panting mind assuages
Her thirst of knowledge.
Syn. To alleviate; mitigate; appease; soothe; calm; tranquilize; relieve. See Alleviate.
(As*suage"), v. i. To abate or subside. [Archaic] "The waters assuaged." Gen. vii. 1.
The plague being come to a crisis, its fury began to assuage.
(As*suage"ment) n. [OF. assouagement, asuagement.] Mitigation; abatement.
(As*sua"ger) n. One who, or that which, assuages.
(As*sua"sive) a. [From assuage, as if this were fr. a supposed L. assuadere to persuade
to; or from E. pref. ad + -suasive as in persuasive.] Mitigating; tranquilizing; soothing. [R.]
Music her soft assuasive voice applies.
(As*sub"ju*gate) v. t. [Pref. ad- + subjugate.] To bring into subjection. [Obs.] Shak.