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Definition of "combine" []

  • To bring into a state of unity; merge. (verb-transitive)
  • To join (two or more substances) to make a single substance, such as a chemical compound; mix. (verb-transitive)
  • To possess or exhibit in combination: The choreography, which combines artistry and athletics, is extremely innovative. (verb-transitive)
  • To harvest (a grain crop) using a cutting, threshing, and cleaning machine. (verb-transitive)
  • To become united; coalesce. (verb-intransitive)
  • To integrate or cause to be integrated; join together (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To unite or cause to unite to form a chemical compound (verb)
  • To harvest (crops) with a combine harvester (verb)
  • An association of enterprises, esp in order to gain a monopoly of a market (noun)
  • An association of business corporations, political parties, sporting clubs, etc, for a common purpose (noun)

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Use "combine" in a sentence
  • "It seems that both senses of the word combine in the above passage."
  • "But like many other players, Brees learned the combine is all about measurable numbers."
  • "But whoever imagines, upon this account, that masters rarely combine, is as ignorant of the world as of the subject."