dissemble vs disassemble : Common Errors in English

About dissemble vs disassemble

People who dissemble are being dishonest, trying to hide what they are really up to. This is an uncommon word, often misused when “disassemble” is meant. People who disassemble something take it apart—they are doing the opposite of assembling it.

dissemble Meaning(s)

  • (v) make believe with the intent to deceive
  • (v) hide under a false appearance
  • (v) behave unnaturally or affectedly

disassemble Meaning(s)

  • (v) take apart into its constituent pieces

disassemble in News

  1. Aubrey husband, wife create unique steampunk jewelry

    Photo courtesy of Dee Kautsch – Dee Kautsch is always on the lookout for vintage watches to disassemble and refashion into jewelry. Her work can be seen and bought at Heirlooms in downtown McKinney.
    on June 15, 2013 Source: The Little Elm Journal

  2. 1990 Pontiac Sunbird Reviews - Page 5 of 9

    The parking brake got stuck and had to disassemble it. Even though its just a four banger it has some go to it. The sound system isn't the best, but it works.
    on June 10, 2013 Source: Carsurvey.org

  3. How to Replace Door Handles and Change Locks

    Sean Buino of Dad’s Handyman Service showed us how to replace door handles and change the locks on our door in under a half hour. Added security for little cost! Supplies: Lock and deadbolt set Phillips head screwdriver Step-by-Step Disassemble …
    on June 9, 2013 Source: WGN TV Chicago

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