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.
a combination of persons or groups for the furtherance of their political, commercial, or other interests, as a syndicate, cartel, or trust.
a harvesting machine for cutting and threshing grain in the field.
- com·bin·er, noun
- in·ter·com·bine, verb (used with object), in·ter·com·bined, in·ter·com·bin·ing.
- non·com·bin·ing, adjective
- pre·com·bine, verb, pre·com·bined, pre·com·bin·ing.
- re·com·bine, verb, re·com·bined, re·com·bin·ing.
- re·com·bin·er, noun
- un·com·bin·ing, adjective
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How to use combine in a sentence
This suggests that places combining—but also maintaining—place and possibility have a lot to offer people.
So combining my journalistic and more creative instincts was the way to go.Meghan Daum On Tackling The Unspeakable Parts Of Life | David Yaffe | December 6, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
By combining user results, the app will create a useful (and much-needed) map of gluten-free foods and restaurants worldwide.
Combining the concert experience with the tribal experience of fellow Deadheads really created a lifestyle for their fans.How the Grateful Dead Invented the Ice Bucket Challenge | Barry Barnes | August 24, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Michelle also advanced an aggressive policy agenda combining accountability with parent choice and fiscal sustainability.
Joseph Guarnerius appears to have endeavoured to produce the grandest tone, combining majesty and refinement.Violins and Violin Makers | Joseph Pearce
Imagination is a term used to represent the power which the mind has of combining ideas previously received.Gospel Philosophy | J. H. Ward
This variety is produced by combining in different manners the verse lengths, and by changes in the succession of rhymes.Frdric Mistral | Charles Alfred Downer
In some of his sacred pieces he is particularly successful, combining real poetry with genuine religious fervour.
Beautiful effects were produced by combining marbles of different tints, and the Romans ransacked the world for striking colors.The Private Life of the Romans | Harold Whetstone Johnston
British Dictionary definitions for combine
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
- combinable, adjective
- combinability, noun
- combiner, noun
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