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conflate

[ kuhn-fleyt ]
/ kənˈfleɪt /
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verb (used with object), con·flat·ed, con·flat·ing.
to fuse into one entity; merge: to conflate dissenting voices into one protest.
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Origin of conflate

1600–10; <Latin conflātus, past participle of conflāre to fuse together, equivalent to con-con- + flāre to blow2
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British Dictionary definitions for conflate

conflate
/ (kənˈfleɪt) /

verb
(tr) to combine or blend (two things, esp two versions of a text) so as to form a whole

Derived forms of conflate

conflation, noun

Word Origin for conflate

C16: from Latin conflāre to blow together, from flāre to blow
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