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combine

com·bine

combine

 
 
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
pronunciation: km baIn
inflections: combined, combines, combining
definition: to bring or join together, as into a whole.
When you make bread, you first combine the flour and the salt.We're combining a number of music students from each school to form an all-city concert band.
synonyms:
amalgamate, blend, compound, consolidate, join, merge, mix, unite
antonyms:
dissociate, dissolve, isolate, separate
similar words:
admix, ally, band, bond, coalesce, conglomerate, conjoin, connect, coordinate, group, incorporate, jumble, lump, mingle, scramble, unify, weld
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
pronunciation: km baIn
definition 1: to unite.
These two small colleges are combining into one school next fall.When blue and yellow combine, they make green.
synonyms:
amalgamate, merge, unite
antonyms:
disband, dissolve, divide, separate
similar words:
aggregate, associate, blend, coalesce, connect, consolidate, join, league, marry, mingle, wed
definition 2: to join forces in a common undertaking.
The two armies combined to defeat their common enemy.
synonyms:
ally, associate, merge, unite
antonyms:
divide
similar words:
band, coalesce, concur, conjoin, consolidate, incorporate, join, league, team
definition 3: in chemistry, to form a compound.
Hydrogen combines with oxygen to form the water molecule.
synonyms:
compound
antonyms:
dissociate
similar words:
mix
 
part of speech: noun
pronunciation: kam baIn
definition 1: a machine used for harvesting that cuts and cleans the grain.
 
synonyms:
harvester
definition 2: a group of people or organizations united by their interest in a commercial or political enterprise.
synonyms:
alliance, coalition, consolidation, corporation
similar words:
club, company, confederacy, consortium, federation, league, organization, partnership, party, syndicate, team, union
derivations: combinable (adj.), combined (adj.)
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Word Parts
The word combine contains the following part:
com- Latin prefix that means with, together
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The prefix com- attaches to Latin bases beginning with m, p, or b. It has multiple forms, as the m' sound in com- assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See the assimilated forms col-, con-, cor-, and co-. Note: com- is frequently an intensive prefix, as in "commemorate " and "command ."
synonyms:
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