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conflate

[kuh n-fleyt] /kənˈfleɪt/
verb (used with object), conflated, conflating.
1.
to fuse into one entity; merge:
to conflate dissenting voices into one protest.
Origin of conflate
1600-1610
1600-10; < Latin conflātus, past participle of conflāre to fuse together, equivalent to con- con- + flāre to blow2
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conflate

/kənˈfleɪt/
verb
1.
(transitive) to combine or blend (two things, esp two versions of a text) so as to form a whole
Derived Forms
conflation, noun
Word Origin
C16: from Latin conflāre to blow together, from flāre to blow
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v.

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)).

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