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Origin of blend

First recorded in 1200–50; Middle English blenden (the first e not satisfactorily explained) “to mix”; akin to Old English blandan “to mix”; cognate with or partially derived from the Old Norse verb blanda (from the present stem blend- ), Old High German blantan “to mix”

synonym study for blend

1. See mix.

OTHER WORDS FROM blend

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How to use blend in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for blend

blend
/ (blɛnd) /

verb
to mix or mingle (components) together thoroughly
(tr) to mix (different grades or varieties of tea, whisky, tobacco, etc) to produce a particular flavour, consistency, etc
(intr) to look good together; harmonize
(intr) (esp of colours) to shade imperceptibly into each other
noun

Word Origin for blend

Old English blandan; related to blendan to deceive, Old Norse blanda, Old High German blantan
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