combine meaning

[ kəm'bain ] Pronunciation:   "combine" in a sentence
  • Verb: combine  kum'bIn
    1. Have or possess in combination
      - unite 
    2. Put or add together
      "combine resources"
      - compound 
    3. Combine so as to form a whole; mix
      - compound 
    4. Add together from different sources
      "combine resources" 
    5. Join for a common purpose or in a common action
      "These forces combined with others" 
    6. Gather in a mass, sum, or whole
      - aggregate 
    7. Mix together different elements
      - blend, flux, mix, conflate, commingle, immix, fuse, coalesce, meld, merge
    Noun: combine  'kómbIn
    1. Harvester that heads and threshes and cleans grain while moving across the field 
    2. A consortium of independent organizations formed to limit competition by controlling the production and distribution of a product or service
      - trust, corporate trust, cartel 
    3. An occurrence that results in things being united
      - combining

    Derived forms: combines, combined, combining

    See also: combination, combinative, combining

    Type of: add, amalgamate, change integrity, chip in, commix, consortium, contribute, feature, give, harvester, have, interact, kick in, mingle, mix, pool, reaper, syndicate, unify, union

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  • [Business]
    verb, noun

    verb //

    1 [+ obj or no obj]

    to join two or more things or groups together to form a single one; to come together to form a single thing or group:

    plans to combine the two firms

    The three oil companies combined forces (= joined together)to form LevelSeas.

    Bad planning, combined with bad luck, led to the company's collapse.

    2 [+ obj]

    to have two or more different features or characteristics; to put two or more different things, features or qualities together:

    The device combines a computer and mobile phone.

    We are still looking for someone who combines all the necessary qualities.

    The new PC combines a very small CPU with a slim flat display screen.

    combined adjective [only before noun]:

    The companies had combined sales of £30 million last year.

    The combined company will be one of Europe's largest technology groups.

    The loans are worth a combined $2 billion.

    We are suffering the combined effects of high labour costs and low demand.

    noun /; AmE / [C]

    a group of people or organizations acting together in business:

    He heads a combine that covers both the traditional media and the Internet world.

  • [Medicine]
    vb com·bined; com·bin·ing vt : to cause to unite into a chemical compound
    ¦ vi : to unite to form a chemical compound — com·bi·na·tion n


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  1. two things are always combined together.
  2. and you think you can get them to combine?
  3. surgery and radiotherapy should be combined.
  4. final development reveals a combined image.
  5. combine the general call with particular guidance

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