- to bring into or join in a close union or whole; unite: She combined the ingredients to make the cake. They combined the two companies.
- to possess or exhibit in union: a plan that combines the best features of several other plans.
- to harvest (grain) with a combine.
- to unite; coalesce: The clay combined with the water to form a thick paste.
- to unite for a common purpose; join forces: After the two factions combined, they proved invincible.
- to enter into chemical union.
- to use a combine in harvesting.
Origin of combine
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Examples from the Web for combine
This is a testament to the fundamental human—and American—desire to combine place and possibility.Will Texas Stay Texan?
December 29, 2014
Combine the beans and onion sauce in a 9x9-inch casserole dish and bake for 20 to 25 minutes.Make Carla Hall’s Crispy Shallot Green Bean Casserole
December 27, 2014
Combine the cold butter and flour in the bowl of a food processor.Make ‘The Chew’s’ Carla Hall’s Pumpkin Pecan Pie
December 26, 2014
Add chocolate and butter to the bowl and melt, stirring to combine.Carla Hall’s Christmas Day Treat: Rum Balls
December 25, 2014
Then they would go to a hotel afterwards and combine the parts they had remembered in one sketch.The Big Business of Fashion Counterfeits
December 24, 2014
It is individual ardour alone that can combine into larger flame.Weighed and Wanting
If we are going to combat the 'yellow peril' we must combine against it.Her Father's Daughter
He changed his mind and decided to combine safaris with the Leopard Woman.The Leopard Woman
Stewart Edward White
But some day the classes must combine to make a stand against the masses.Roden's Corner
Henry Seton Merriman
Can you think of any other method that will combine duplicity with a clear conscience?One Day's Courtship
- to integrate or cause to be integrated; join together
- to unite or cause to unite to form a chemical compound
- agriculture to harvest (crops) with a combine harvester
- agriculture short for combine harvester
- an association of enterprises, esp in order to gain a monopoly of a market
- an association of business corporations, political parties, sporting clubs, etc, for a common purpose
Word Origin and History for combine
"machine that cuts, threshes and cleans grain" (short for combine harvester), 1857, from combine (v.).