Conflate
Conflate Con*flate", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Conflated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Conflating}.] [L. conflatus, p. p. of conflare to blow together; con- + flare to blow.] 1. To blow together; to bring together; to collect; to fuse together; to join or weld; to consolidate. [1913 Webster]

The State-General, created and conflated by the passionate effort of the whole nation. --Carlyle. [1913 Webster]

2. to ignore distinctions between, by treating two or more distinguishable objects or ideas as one; to confuse. [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • conflate — index amalgamate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • conflate — 1540s, from L. conflat , pp. stem of conflare to blow up, kindle, light; bring together, compose, also to melt together, lit. to blow together, from com with (see COM (Cf. com )) + flare to blow (see BLOW (Cf. blow) (v.1 …   Etymology dictionary

  • conflate — ► VERB ▪ combine into one. DERIVATIVES conflation noun. ORIGIN Latin conflare kindle, fuse …   English terms dictionary

  • conflate — [kən flāt′] vt. conflated, conflating to combine or mix (two variant readings into a single text, etc.) …   English World dictionary

  • conflate — [[t]kənfle͟ɪt[/t]] conflates, conflating, conflated V RECIP ERG If you conflate two or more descriptions or ideas, or if they conflate, you combine them in order to produce a single one. [FORMAL] [V pl n] Her letters conflate past and present...… …   English dictionary

  • conflate — UK [kənˈfleɪt] / US verb [transitive] Word forms conflate : present tense I/you/we/they conflate he/she/it conflates present participle conflating past tense conflated past participle conflated formal to combine two or more things Derived word:… …   English dictionary

  • conflate — /keuhn flayt /, v.t., conflated, conflating. to fuse into one entity; merge: to conflate dissenting voices into one protest. [1600 10; < L conflatus, ptp. of conflare to fuse together, equiv. to con CON + flare to BLOW2] * * * …   Universalium

  • conflate — transitive verb (conflated; conflating) Etymology: Latin conflatus, past participle of conflare to blow together, fuse, from com + flare to blow more at blow Date: 1610 1. a. to bring together ; fuse b …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • conflate — verb /kənˈfleɪt,kɒnˈfleɪt,kənˈfleɪt/ To bring things together and fuse them into a single entity. Syn: fuse, meld …   Wiktionary

  • conflate — con|flate [kənˈfleıt] v [T] formal [Date: 1400 1500; : Latin; Origin: , past participle of conflare to blow together, join , from com ( COM ) + flare to blow ] to combine two or more things to form a single new thing ▪ He conflates two images… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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