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combine

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verb com·bine \kəm-ˈbīn\

Definition of combine

combinedcombining

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to bring into such close relationship as to obscure individual characters :  merge <two companies combining forces> b :  to cause to unite into a chemical compound c :  to unite into a single number or expression <combine fractions and simplify>

  3. 2 :  intermix, blend <combine the sugar and flour>

  4. 3 :  to possess in combination <a writer whose works combine imagination and scholarship>

  5. intransitive verb
  6. 1 a :  to become one b :  to unite to form a chemical compound

  7. 2 :  to act together <many factors combined to cause the recession>

combinable play \-ˈbī-nə-bəl\ adjective
combiner noun


Origin of combine

Middle English, from Middle French combiner, from Late Latin combinare, from Latin com- + bini two by two — more at bin-


First Known Use: 15th century

Synonym Discussion of combine

join, combine, unite, connect, link, associate, relate mean to bring or come together into some manner of union. join implies a bringing into contact or conjunction of any degree of closeness <joined forces in an effort to win>. combine implies some merging or mingling with corresponding loss of identity of each unit <combined jazz and rock to create a new music>. unite implies somewhat greater loss of separate identity <the colonies united to form a republic>. connect suggests a loose or external attachment with little or no loss of identity <a mutual defense treaty connected the two nations>. link may imply strong connection or inseparability of elements still retaining identity <a name forever linked with liberty>. associate stresses the mere fact of frequent occurrence or existence together in space or in logical relation <opera is popularly associated with high society>. relate suggests the existence of a real or presumed logical connection <related what he observed to what he already knew>.

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combine

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noun com·bine \ˈkäm-ˌbīn\

Simple Definition of combine

  • : a group of people or organizations that work together

  • : a machine that cuts crops (such as corn or wheat) and separates the seeds of the plant from the rest of the plant

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of combine

  1. 1 :  a combination especially of business or political interests

  2. 2 :  a harvesting machine that heads, threshes, and cleans grain while moving over a field

Examples of combine in a sentence

  1. The teams belong to a combine that scouts new players.

  2. <charged that the cable companies had formed an illegal combine for the purpose of keeping rates artificially high>



1886

First Known Use of combine

1886


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combine

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verb com·bine \ˈkäm-ˌbīn\

Definition of combine

combinedcombining

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to harvest with a combine

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to combine a crop



1926

First Known Use of combine

1926

Other Agriculture/Gardening Terms



COMBINE Defined for Kids

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combine

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verb com·bine \käm-ˈbīn\

Definition of combine for Students

combinedcombining

  1. 1 :  to mix together so as to make or to seem one thing <Combine the ingredients in a large bowl.>

  2. 2 :  to be or cause to be together for a purpose <The two groups combined to work for reform.>




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combine

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noun com·bine \ˈkäm-ˌbīn\

Definition of combine for Students

  1. 1 :  a union of persons or groups that work together to achieve a common goal

  2. 2 :  a machine that harvests and threshes grain




Medical Dictionary

combine

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verb com·bine \kəm-ˈbīn\

Medical Definition of combine

combined; combining

  1. transitive verb

  2. :  to cause to unite into a chemical compound

  3. intransitive verb

  4. :  to unite to form a chemical compound

combination \ˌkäm-bə-ˈnā-shən\play noun




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