combine
I. verb (combined; combining) Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French combiner, from Late Latin combinare, from Latin com- + bini two by two — more at bin- Date: 15th century transitive verb 1. a. to bring into such close relationship as to obscure individual characters ; merge <
two companies combining forces
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b. to cause to unite into a chemical compound c. to unite into a single number or expression <
combine fractions and simplify
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2. intermix, blend <
combine the sugar and flour
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3. to possess in combination <
a writer whose works combine imagination and scholarship
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intransitive verb 1. a. to become one b. to unite to form a chemical compound 2. to act together <
many factors combined to cause the recession
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Synonyms: see joincombinable adjectivecombiner noun II. noun Date: 1886 1. a combination especially of business or political interests 2. a harvesting machine that heads, threshes, and cleans grain while moving over a field III. verb (combined; combining) Date: 1926 transitive verb to harvest with a combine intransitive verb to combine a crop

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