verb (used with object), con·flat·ed, con·flat·ing.
- conflict of interest,
- conflict of laws,
Origin of conflate
Examples from the Web for conflate
With Entourage and Vincent Chase, do you feel like audiences and producers tend to conflate you with the character?Adrian Grenier Talks the Economy, the ‘Entourage’ Movie, and the HBO Series’ Alleged ‘Misogyny’|Marlow Stern|October 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Now it looks as if the Israeli strategy of trying to get us to conflate the issues has gained traction.Obama Admin Confirms: We May Free Israeli Spy to Save Peace Talks|Josh Rogin|April 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Christie will need to assure the party about his own integrity, and his tendency to conflate government with his own self.
And I think [Gould] was guilty of using a poetic language to conflate those three kinds of episodic changes.
But he really had the wit and the energy to conflate that disappointment into outrage.Gore Vidal Eulogized as Great American Wit, Cynic, Idealist|Malcolm Jones|August 24, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Word Origin for conflate
1540s, from Latin conflat-, past participle stem of conflare "to blow up, kindle, light; bring together, compose," also "to melt together," literally "to blow together," from com- "with" (see com-) + flare "to blow" (see blow (v.1)).