[ kuh n-fleyt ]
/ kənˈfleɪt /

verb (used with object), con·flat·ed, con·flat·ing.

to fuse into one entity; merge: to conflate dissenting voices into one protest.

Origin of conflate

1600–10; < Latin conflātus, past participle of conflāre to fuse together, equivalent to con- con- + flāre to blow2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for conflate

/ (kənˈfleɪt) /


(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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