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com·bine

combine

 
 
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part of speech: transitive verb
pronunciation: km baIn
inflections: combines, combining, combined
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
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adverb + (v.)combine aside, gently, thoroughly
(v.)combine + nounHelp almond, apple, basil, batter, bean, beef, bread, broth, butter, buttermilk, carrot, cheese, chicken, chocolate, cinnamon, cocoa, corn, cornmeal, cornstarch, cream, crumb, cucumber, cumin, cup, egg, element, flavor, flour, garlic, ginger, herb, honey, hydrogen, ingredient, juice, lemon, lime, mayonnaise, milk, mix, mixture, mustard, oats, oil, onion, orange, ounce, oxygen, parsley, pasta, peanut, potato, powder, rice, salt, sauce, shallot, shrimp, soda, spice, spinach, strawberry, sugar, syrup, tablespoon, technique, therapy, tomato, vegetable, vinegar, yeast, yogurt, zest  [See all][See only the most frequent]
 
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
Word Combinations  About this feature
adjective + (n.)combine individual
verb + (n.)combine drive, invite, scout
noun + (n.)combine Help crew, data, draft, farmer, football, harvester, interview, month, north, player, scouting, tractor, workout
derivations: combinable (adj.), combined (adj.)
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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 ."
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