Conflate meaning

kən-flāt'
To fail to properly distinguish or keep separate; to treat as equivalent.
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To conflate is to combine two or more things into one.

When you blend two or more different colors together, this is an example of a time when you conflate.

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To bring together; meld or fuse.
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To combine (two variant texts, for example) into one whole.
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To combine or mix (two variant readings into a single text, etc.)
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To bring things together and fuse them into a single entity.
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To mix together different elements.
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(biblical criticism) Combining elements from multiple versions of the same text.
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(biblical criticism) A conflate text.
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Origin of conflate

  • Latin cōnflāre cōnflāt- com- com- flāre to blow bhlē- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • 1541: from Latin cōnflātus, from cōnflō (“fuse, melt, or blow together”); cōn (“with, together”) + flō (“blow”).
    From Wiktionary