Wednesday, December 19, 2001
Definitions for conflate
- To bring together; to fuse together; to join or meld.
- To combine (as two readings of a text) into one whole.
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Citations for conflate
Scott Reynolds's creepy debut feature [film] conflates the present and the past with ingenious use of flashbacks.
Painting America as a drug-ridden society leads to bad policy -- as does the tendency in some quarters to conflate the various drug abuses into a single dreadful statistic.
Origin of conflate
Conflate is from Latin conflatus, past participle of conflare, "to blow together; to put together," from con-, "with, together" + flare, "to blow."