From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcombinecom‧bine1 /kəmˈbaɪn/ ●●●S3W2 verb 🔊 🔊 1[intransitive, transitive]TOGETHER if you combine two or more different things, or if they combine, they begin to exist or work together → combinationcombine something with something 🔊 Augustine was later to combine elements of this philosophy with the teachings of Christianity. 🔊 Diets are most effective when combined with exercise.combine to do something 🔊 A number of factors have combined to create this difficult situation. 🔊 Ruth hesitated, uncertain of how to combine honesty and diplomacy in her answer.combined effect/effects (=the result of two or more different things used or mixed together) 🔊 The combined effects of the war and the drought resulted in famine.► see thesaurus at mix2[transitive] to have two or more different features or qualities at the same time → combinationcombine something with/and something 🔊 Good carpet wool needs to combine softness with strength.3[intransitive, transitive]MIX if two or more different substances combine, or if you combine them, they mix or join together to produce a new single substance → combinationcombine to do something 🔊 Different amino acids combine to form proteins. 🔊 Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl.combine something with something 🔊 Steel is produced by combining iron with carbon.► see thesaurus at mix4[transitive]TIME/AT THE SAME TIME to do two different activities at the same timecombine something with something 🔊 Many people enjoy combining a holiday with learning a new skill.combine something and something 🔊 the problems facing women who wish to combine a career and familycombine business with pleasure (=work and enjoy yourself at the same time)5[intransitive, transitive]UNITE if two or more groups, organizations etc combine, or if you combine them, they join or work together in order to do somethingcombine to do something 🔊 Ten British and French companies combined to form the Channel Tunnel Group. 🔊 University zoologists and government vets are combining forces (=working together) to investigate the disease.→ See Verb table
combine• Lutz Gattnar was in charge of computer projects at the 7 Oktober combine until the revolution.• They go through an intelligencetest and an array of interviews at the scoutingcombine in February.• The combine has been through the CropsChallenge field and the final costs have been totted up.From Longman Business Dictionarycombinecom‧bine1 /kəmˈbaɪn/ verb [intransitive, transitive]COMMERCEif two or more groups or organizations combine, or if you combine them, they join togetherThey said they expect no job losses from combining their operations.combine to do somethingTwo old established practices combined to form The Anthony Clark Partnership. —combined adjective [only before a noun]The new combined bank will have a market share of more than 50% in the central region.→ See Verb tablecombinecom‧bine2 /ˈkɒmbaɪnˈkɑːm-/ noun [countable]COMMERCEan association of two or more businesses or companies that work together on a temporary or permanentbasisa large regional banking combineThere may be concern if one airline combine controls more than 25% of a relevant market.