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combine (v.)

early 15c., "to associate, unite, join two or more things together" (transitive), from Old French combiner (14c.) and directly from Late Latin combinare "to unite, yoke together," from Latin com "with, together" (see com-) + bini "two by two," adverb from bi- "twice" (from PIE root *dwo- "two"). Intransitive sense "unite, coalesce, come together into one body" is from 1712. Related: Combinative; combined; combining.

combine (n.)

"machine that cuts, threshes, and cleans grain," 1900, short for combine harvester, combine mower (1857), from combine (v.). The noun was used earlier in the sense "conspiracy" (c. 1600); it became obsolete but was revived (1886) in the sense "combination or agreement between persons to further common interests."

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Definitions of combine from WordNet
1
combine (v.)
have or possess in combination;
Synonyms: unite
combine (v.)
put or add together;
combine resources
Synonyms: compound
combine (v.)
combine so as to form a whole; mix;
Synonyms: compound
combine (v.)
add together from different sources;
combine resources
combine (v.)
join for a common purpose or in a common action;
These forces combined with others
combine (v.)
gather in a mass, sum, or whole;
Synonyms: aggregate
combine (v.)
mix together different elements;
Synonyms: blend / flux / mix / conflate / commingle / immix / fuse / coalesce / meld / merge
2
combine (n.)
harvester that heads and threshes and cleans grain while moving across the field;
combine (n.)
a consortium of independent organizations formed to limit competition by controlling the production and distribution of a product or service;
Synonyms: trust / corporate trust / cartel
combine (n.)
an occurrence that results in things being united;
Synonyms: combining
From wordnet.princeton.edu