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com·bine

 (kəm-bīn′)
v. com·bined, com·bin·ing, com·bines
v.tr.
1. To bring into a state of unity; make united: combined the ingredients in a bowl; combined the eggs and flour.
2. To join (two or more substances) to make a single substance, such as a chemical compound; mix.
3. To have, exhibit, or involve in combination: The choreography combines artistry and athletics.
4. (kŏm′bīn′) To harvest (a grain crop) using a cutting, threshing, and cleaning machine.
v.intr.
1. To become united: factors that combined to produce a storm.
2. To join together for a common purpose. See Synonyms at join.
3. Chemistry To form a compound.
4. (kŏm′bīn′) To harvest a grain crop using a cutting, threshing, and cleaning machine.
n. (kŏm′bīn′)
1. A power-operated harvesting machine that cuts, threshes, and cleans grain.
2. An association of people or groups united for the furtherance of political or commercial interests.
3. A combination.

[Middle English combinen, from Old French combiner, from Late Latin combīnāre : Latin com-, com- + bīnī, two by two; see dwo- in Indo-European roots.]

com·bin′er n.

combine

vb
1. to integrate or cause to be integrated; join together
2. (Chemistry) to unite or cause to unite to form a chemical compound
3. (Agriculture) agriculture to harvest (crops) with a combine harvester
n
4. (Agriculture) agriculture short for combine harvester
5. (Economics) an association of enterprises, esp in order to gain a monopoly of a market
6. an association of business corporations, political parties, sporting clubs, etc, for a common purpose
[C15: from Late Latin combīnāre, from Latin com- together + bīnī two by two]
comˈbinable adj
comˌbinaˈbility n
comˈbiner n

com•bine

(v. kəmˈbaɪn for 1, 2, 6, ˈkɒm baɪn for 3, 7; n. ˈkɒm baɪn)

v. -bined, -bin•ing,
n. v.t.
1. to bring into or join in a close union or whole; unite: to combine the ingredients for a cake.
2. to possess or exhibit in union: a plan that combines practicality and originality.
3. to harvest (grain) with a combine.
v.i.
4. to unite; coalesce: The clay and water combined into a thick paste.
5. to unite for a common purpose; join forces: Two factions combined to defeat the proposal.
6. to enter into chemical union.
7. to use a combine in harvesting.
n.
8. a combination, esp. a combination of persons or groups for the furtherance of their own special interests, as a syndicate, cartel, or bloc.
9. a harvesting machine for cutting and threshing grain in the field.
[1375–1425; late Middle English (< Middle French combiner) < Late Latin combīnāre < Latin com- + bīnī by twos (compare binary)]
com•bin′er, n.
syn: See mix.

Combine

 a group of persons, originally coming together for a conspiracy or for fraudulent purposes, now usually a very large commercial company or group of companies. See also cartel, syndicate.

combine


Past participle: combined
Gerund: combining

Imperative
combine
combine
Present
I combine
you combine
he/she/it combines
we combine
you combine
they combine
Preterite
I combined
you combined
he/she/it combined
we combined
you combined
they combined
Present Continuous
I am combining
you are combining
he/she/it is combining
we are combining
you are combining
they are combining
Present Perfect
I have combined
you have combined
he/she/it has combined
we have combined
you have combined
they have combined
Past Continuous
I was combining
you were combining
he/she/it was combining
we were combining
you were combining
they were combining
Past Perfect
I had combined
you had combined
he/she/it had combined
we had combined
you had combined
they had combined
Future
I will combine
you will combine
he/she/it will combine
we will combine
you will combine
they will combine
Future Perfect
I will have combined
you will have combined
he/she/it will have combined
we will have combined
you will have combined
they will have combined
Future Continuous
I will be combining
you will be combining
he/she/it will be combining
we will be combining
you will be combining
they will be combining
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been combining
you have been combining
he/she/it has been combining
we have been combining
you have been combining
they have been combining
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been combining
you will have been combining
he/she/it will have been combining
we will have been combining
you will have been combining
they will have been combining
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been combining
you had been combining
he/she/it had been combining
we had been combining
you had been combining
they had been combining
Conditional
I would combine
you would combine
he/she/it would combine
we would combine
you would combine
they would combine
Past Conditional
I would have combined
you would have combined
he/she/it would have combined
we would have combined
you would have combined
they would have combined

Combine

An implement that first cuts off grain stalks, and then strips the grain from the stalk. The combine replaced the grain binder and the threshing machine combination. Early combines were the leviathans of the horse-powered world. Near the beginning of the twentieth century they were so large that up to forty horses were required to pull them, and the driver sat nearly twenty feet in the air.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.combine - harvester that heads and threshes and cleans grain while moving across the fieldcombine - harvester that heads and threshes and cleans grain while moving across the field
harvester, reaper - farm machine that gathers a food crop from the fields
2.combine - a consortium of independent organizations formed to limit competition by controlling the production and distribution of a product or servicecombine - a consortium of independent organizations formed to limit competition by controlling the production and distribution of a product or service; "they set up the trust in the hope of gaining a monopoly"
consortium, syndicate, pool - an association of companies for some definite purpose
drug cartel - an illicit cartel formed to control the production and distribution of narcotic drugs; "drug cartels sometimes finance terrorist organizations"
oil cartel - a cartel of companies or nations formed to control the production and distribution of oil
3.combine - an occurrence that results in things being united
union - the occurrence of a uniting of separate parts; "lightning produced an unusual union of the metals"
recombination - (genetics) a combining of genes or characters different from what they were in the parents
recombination - (physics) a combining of charges or transfer of electrons in a gas that results in the neutralization of ions; important for ions arising from the passage of high-energy particles
consolidation - combining into a solid mass
mix, mixture - an event that combines things in a mixture; "a gradual mixture of cultures"
conglobation, conglomeration - an occurrence combining miscellaneous things into a (more or less) rounded mass
Verb1.combine - have or possess in combinationcombine - have or possess in combination; "she unites charm with a good business sense"
feature, have - have as a feature; "This restaurant features the most famous chefs in France"
2.combine - put or add together; "combine resources"
add - make an addition (to); join or combine or unite with others; increase the quality, quantity, size or scope of; "We added two students to that dorm room"; "She added a personal note to her letter"; "Add insult to injury"; "Add some extra plates to the dinner table"
totalise, totalize - make into a total; "Can we totalize these different ideas into one philosophy?"
recombine - to combine or put together again
mix - combine (electronic signals); "mixing sounds"
synthesise, synthesize - combine so as to form a more complex, product; "his operas synthesize music and drama in perfect harmony"; "The liver synthesizes vitamins"
3.combine - combine so as to form a whole; mix; "compound the ingredients"
incorporate, integrate - make into a whole or make part of a whole; "She incorporated his suggestions into her proposal"
heterodyne - combine (a radio frequency wave) with a locally generated wave of a different frequency so as to produce a new frequency equal to the sum or the difference between the two
sulfurette, sulphurette - combine with sulfur
amalgamate, commix, mingle, unify, mix - to bring or combine together or with something else; "resourcefully he mingled music and dance"
carburet - combine with carbon
4.combine - add together from different sources; "combine resources"
chip in, contribute, kick in, give - contribute to some cause; "I gave at the office"
5.combine - join for a common purpose or in a common action; "These forces combined with others"
interact - act together or towards others or with others; "He should interact more with his colleagues"
summate - form or constitute a cumulative effect
6.combine - gather in a mass, sum, or whole
unitise, unitize - make into a unit; "unitize a car body"
amalgamate, commix, mingle, unify, mix - to bring or combine together or with something else; "resourcefully he mingled music and dance"
7.combine - mix together different elementscombine - mix together different elements; "The colors blend well"
change integrity - change in physical make-up
gauge - mix in specific proportions; "gauge plaster"
absorb - cause to become one with; "The sales tax is absorbed into the state income tax"
meld, melt - lose its distinct outline or shape; blend gradually; "Hundreds of actors were melting into the scene"
mix in, blend in - cause (something) to be mixed with (something else); "At this stage of making the cake, blend in the nuts"
accrete - grow together (of plants and organs); "After many years the rose bushes grew together"
conjugate - unite chemically so that the product is easily broken down into the original compounds
admix - mix or blend; "Hyaline casts were admixed with neutrophils"
alloy - make an alloy of
syncretise, syncretize - become fused

combine

verb
1. amalgamate, marry, mix, bond, bind, compound, blend, incorporate, integrate, merge, put together, fuse, synthesize Combine the flour with water to make a paste. Her tale combines a strong storyline with sly humour.
amalgamate separate, divide, dissolve, detach, sever, disunite
2. join together, link, connect, integrate, merge, fuse, amalgamate, meld Disease and starvation are combining to kill thousands.
3. unite, associate, team up, unify, get together, collaborate, join forces, cooperate, join together, pool resources Different states or groups can combine to enlarge their markets.
unite part, separate, split up, dissociate

combine

verb
1. To bring or come together into a united whole:
2. To unite or be united in a relationship:
3. To assemble or join in a group:
4. To make a part of a united whole:
noun
1. A group of individuals united in a common cause:
2. A combination of businesses closely interconnected for common profit:
Translations
مَجْموعَة مُنَظَّمَات تِجارِيَّهيَجْمَعُيَدْمِج، يَمْزِج
kartelkombajnkombinovatkoncernsloučit
kombinereforenesammenblandesammenslutningsyndikat
yhdistääleikkuupuimuripuimurisekoittaa
kombajnkombinirati
kartell
sameina, blanda samansamtök
結合する
결합시키다
derinysjungtijungtiskombainasskaičių derinys
apvienībaapvienotapvienotieskombinātssavienot
kombinát
združitizdružiti se
kombinera
รวมกัน
kết hợp

combine

[kəmˈbaɪn]
A. VT to combine (with)combinar (con)
the film combines humour with suspensela película combina el humor con el suspense
to combine business with pleasurecombinar los negocios con el placer
expertise combined with charmla pericia combinada con la simpatía
he combines all the qualities of a leaderreúne todas las cualidades de un líder
it's difficult to combine a career with a familyes difícil compaginar la profesión con la vida familiar
a combined effortun esfuerzo conjunto
a combined operation (Mil) → una operación conjunta
B. [kəmˈbaɪn] VI
1. (= join together) → combinarse, unirse
to combine withaunarse con
to combine against sth/sbunirse en contra de algo/algn
2. (Chem) to combine (with)combinarse (con), mezclarse (con)
C. [ˈkɒmbaɪn] N
1. (Comm) → asociación f
2. (also combine harvester) → cosechadora f
D. [ˈkɒmbaɪn] CPD combine harvester Ncosechadora f

combine

[kəmˈbaɪn]
vt
[+ elements, ingredients] → combiner
to combine sth with sth [+ qualities] → joindre qch à qch, allier qch à qch
The film combines humour with suspense → Le film allie l'humour au suspense.; [+ activities] → concilier qch et qch
It's difficult to combine a career with family life → Il est difficile de concilier carrière et vie de famille.
vi
[people, groups] → s'associer
(CHEMISTRY) [gas, atom] → se combiner
[ˈkɒmbaɪn] n
(= group) → association f
(= group of companies) → trust m
(also combine harvester) → moissonneuse-batteuse f

combine

vtkombinieren, verbinden; couldn’t we combine the two suggestions?lassen sich die beiden Vorschläge nicht kombinieren or miteinander verbinden?; your plan combines the merits of the other twoIhr Plan vereinigt die Vorzüge der beiden anderen
visich zusammenschließen; (Chem) → sich verbinden; to combine against somebodysich gegen jdn verschwören
n
(Econ) → Firmengruppe f, → Konzern m; (in socialist countries) → Kombinat nt
(Agr: also combine harvester) → Mähdrescher m

combine

[vb kəmˈbaɪn; n ˈkɔmbaɪn]
1. vt to combine (with) (projects, proposals) → combinare (con); (qualities) → unire a
our combined incomes → i nostri stipendi messi insieme
to combine business with pleasure → unire l'utile al dilettevole
to combine forces with sb → unire le proprie forze con qn
a combined effort → uno sforzo collettivo
a combined operation (Mil) → operazione f combinata
2. vi
a.unirsi, mettersi insieme
to combine with → unirsi a
to combine against sth/sb → unirsi contro qc/qn
b. (Chem) to combine (with)combinarsi (con)
combining power → valenza
3. nlega (Comm, Fin) → trust m inv, associazione f (Agr) (also combine harvester) → mietitrebbia f inv

combine

(kəmˈbain) verb
to join together in one whole; to unite. They combined (forces) to fight the enemy; The chemist combined calcium and carbon.
(ˈkombain) noun
an association of trading companies. a large manufacturing combine.
ˌcombiˈnation (-bi-) noun
1. (the result of) combining or being combined. The town was a combination of old and new architecture.
2. a set of numbers used to open certain types of lock. He couldn't open the safe as he had forgotten the combination; (also adjective) a combination lock.
combine harvester
a machine that both harvests and threshes crops.

combine

يَجْمَعُ kombinovat kombinere verbinden συνδυάζω combinar yhdistää combiner kombinirati combinare 結合する 결합시키다 combineren forene połączyć combinar сочетать kombinera รวมกัน birleştirmek kết hợp 结合

combine

vt. combinar, unir.
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Nor would it have been impracticable, in the observance of majestic ceremonies, to combine mirthful recreation with solemnity, and give, as it were, a grotesque and brilliant embroidery to the great robe of state, which a nation, at such festivals, puts on.
Tamoszius had tried to explain to Jurgis what it was all about, but Jurgis, who was not of an imaginative turn, had never quire got it straight; at present he was content with his companion's explanation that the Socialists were the enemies of American institutions--could not be bought, and would not combine or make any sort of a "dicker.
The Castle's picturesque shape; its commanding situation, midway up the steep and wooded mountainside; its vast size--these features combine to make an illumination a most effective spectacle.
And now, when weighed down by the pains and aches of old age, when the head inclines to the feet, when the beginning and ending of human existence meet, and helpless infancy and painful old age combine to- gether--at this time, this most needful time, the time for the exercise of that tenderness and affection which children only can exercise towards a declining parent--my poor old grandmother, the devoted mother of twelve children, is left all alone, in yonder little hut, before a few dim embers.
Goddard was the mistress of a Schoolnot of a seminary, or an establishment, or any thing which professed, in long sentences of refined nonsense, to combine liberal acquirements with elegant morality, upon new principles and new systemsand where young ladies for enormous pay might be screwed out of health and into vanitybut a real, honest, oldfashioned Boardingschool, where a reasonable quantity of accomplishments were sold at a reasonable price, and where girls might be sent to be out of the way, and scramble themselves into a little education, without any danger of coming back prodigies.
Brocklehurst, who, from his wealth and family connections, could not be overlooked, still retained the post of treasurer; but he was aided in the discharge of his duties by gentlemen of rather more enlarged and sympathising minds: his office of inspector, too, was shared by those who knew how to combine reason with strictness, comfort with economy, compassion with uprightness.
If we were neither of us cowards, we might combine to discharge it.
When we had passed the village and the church and the churchyard, and were out on the marshes and began to see the sails of the ships as they sailed on, I began to combine Miss Havisham and Estella with the prospect, in my usual way.
No spider ever took more pains to repair the shattered meshes of his web, than did Waldemar Fitzurse to reunite and combine the scattered members of Prince John's cabal.
Indeed, there were many, especially among the very young men, who saw, or fancied that they saw, in Dorian Gray the true realization of a type of which they had often dreamed in Eton or Oxford days, a type that was to combine something of the real culture of the scholar with all the grace and distinction and perfect manner of a citizen of the world.
The two princesses now planned out their future action, and agreed to combine to keep up the deception and to let Badoura continue to play a man's part until such time as there might be news of the real Camaralzaman.
Having undertaken for the Glory of God, and Advancement of the Christian Faith, and the Honour of our King and Country, a Voyage to plant the first colony in the Northerne Parts of Virginia; doe, by these Presents, solemnly and mutually in the Presence of God and one of another, covenant and combine ourselves together into a civill Body Politick, for our better Ordering and Preservation, and Furtherance of the Ends aforesaid; And by Virtue hereof do enact, constitute, and frame, such just and equall Laws, Ordinances, Acts, Constitutions, and Offices, from time to time, as shall be thought most meete and convenient for the Generall Good of the Colonie; unto which we promise all due Submission and Obedience.