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combine (something) against (someone or something)

To integrate multiple things, people, or qualities in order to counteract or oppose someone or something else. We have to combine all possible research methods against this disease before it becomes an epidemic. We must combine forces against this dreadful foe!
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combine (something) with (something)

To add or mix two or more things together. Now, we need to combine the meat with the rest of the ingredients in the stew.
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combine something against someone or something

to join something together in opposition to someone or something. We will combine forces against the enemy. Our game plan combined our various talents against the opposite team.
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combine something with something

to mix something with something else. I want to combine the red flowers with the pink ones for a bouquet. First, combine the eggs with the sugar.
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In college football recruiting circles the buzz is about the annual Reebok[R] Preseason[TM] Combines, aimed at high school athletes yearning for a chance to play college ball.
This wonderful salad combines chicken with pea pods, toasted pecans and a dressing with Asian overtones.
Applying paragraph 30, the auditor combines the end-of-period overstatement of receivables ($60) with the beginning-of-period understatement of receivables ($70).
Ebix combines the newest technologies with its capabilities in consulting, systems design and integration, IT and business process outsourcing, applications software, and Web and application hosting to meet the individual needs of organizations.
Moffett, chairman of the board of FCX, said: "This transaction combines two leading mining companies to form a strong industry leader at a time when we see significant long-term opportunities in our industry.
Transaction combines WPS Resources and Peoples Energy's complementary, non-regulated energy marketing businesses to create a stronger and more competitive business
President and CEO of Predix, commented, "This transaction combines EPIX's approved product in Europe, Phase II candidate, preclinical compounds, operating infrastructure, cash and access to capital with Predix's therapeutic product pipeline, which we believe will allow us to maximize the development and partnership opportunities for our lead therapeutic products.
AGCO's plans also include a rationalization of the combine model range to be assembled in Randers, retaining the production of the high specification, high value combines.
This merger combines the power of the MarketWatch brand, which provides tremendous marketing benefits to the Pinnacor product line, while lending the combined company a stronger overall market presence," said Kirk Loevner, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Pinnacor.
Zhone's strategy combines existing solutions with Zhone's internally developed intellectual property to create a portfolio of scalable next-generation network products supporting a rich array of voice, data, video, and entertainment services.
This merger combines two companies that are highly complementary and bring distinct strengths to the relationship," commented Charles E.
This merger will create a strong, well-balanced company that combines the best practices and strategies of both entities.
The transaction includes a plant in Breganze, Italy, the Laverda line of non-hillside combines that are produced there, and a number of large square balers sold in Europe.
The pending merger, first announced on December 2, 1999, combines two of the strongest videoconferencing solutions providers in the country.
23, 1998--Ericsson is the first vendor to deliver a solution that combines GSM and NMT mobile networks.