Combine vs Condense - What's the difference?

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Combine is a related term of condense.

As a proper noun combine

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As a verb condense is


As an adjective condense is





  • To bring (two or more things or activities) together; to unite.
  • * (John Dryden)
  • You with your foes combine , / And seem your own destruction to design.
  • * Sir (Walter Scott)
  • So sweet did harp and voice combine .
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  • To have two or more things or properties that function together.
  • Joe combines the intelligence of a rock with the honesty of a politician.
  • To come together; to unite.
  • two substances that easily combine
  • (card games) In the game of casino, to play a card which will take two or more cards whose aggregate number of pips equals those of the card played.
  • (obsolete) To bind; to hold by a moral tie.
  • * (William Shakespeare)
  • I am combined by a sacred vow.

    Derived terms

    * combination * combinable * combinatory * combined * recombine


    * fuse * merge * unite


    * divide * separate * disunite


    (en noun)
  • A combine harvester
  • We can't finish harvesting because our combine is stuck in the mud.
  • A combination
  • # Especially, a joint enterprise of whatever legal form for a purpose of business or in any way promoting the interests of the participants, sometimes with monopolistic intentions.
  • The telecom companies were accused of having formed an illegal combine in order to hike up the network charges.
  • # An industrial conglomeration in a socialist country, particularly in the former .
  • condense


    Alternative forms

    * condence


  • To decrease size or volume by concentration toward the essence.
  • An abridged dictionary can be further condensed to pocket size.
    Boiling off water condenses a thin sauce into a soupier mixture.
  • To make more close, compact, or dense; to compress or concentrate.
  • * Milton
  • In what shape they choose, / Dilated or condensed , bright or obscure.
  • * Motley
  • The secret course pursued at Brussels and at Madrid may be condensed into the usual formula, dissimulation, procrastination, and again dissimulation.
  • (chemistry) To transform from a gaseous state into a liquid state via condensation.
  • Synonyms

    * (to decrease size or volume) minify


    * extend * magnify


    (en adjective)
  • (archaic) Condensed; compact; dense.
  • The huge condense bodies of planets. — Bentley.