Combine vs Constellate - What's the difference?

combine | constellate |

As a proper noun combine

is (colloquial) london underground.

As a verb constellate is

to combine as a cluster.




  • 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 .
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2012-03, author=William E. Carter, Merri Sue Carter
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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 .
  • constellate



  • To combine as a cluster.
  • To fit, adorn (as if) with constellations.
  • To (form a) cluster.
  • * 2013 , (Hilary Mantel), ‘Royal Bodies’, London Review of Books , 35.IV:
  • It’s no surprise that so much fiction constellates around the subject of Henry and his wives.
  • To shine with united radiance, or one general light.
  • * Boyle
  • The several things which engage our affections shine forth and constellate in God.