conflate

[kuhn-fleyt]
verb (used with object), conflated, conflating.
to fuse into one entity; merge: to conflate dissenting voices into one protest.

Origin:
1600–10; < Latin conflātus, past participle of conflāre to fuse together, equivalent to con- con- + flāre to blow2

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conflate (kənˈfleɪt)
 
vb
(tr) to combine or blend (two things, esp two versions of a text) so as to form a whole
 
[C16: from Latin conflāre to blow together, from flāre to blow]
 
con'flation
 
n

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conflate
1540s, from L. conflat-, pp. stem of conflare "to blow together," also "to melt together," from con- "with" + flare "to blow" (see blow (v.1)).
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Example sentences
The reason why this claim is silly is that it conflates proof and
  exemplification.
The graph is slightly misleading as it conflates happiness and life
  satisfaction.
For one thing, it conflates monetary easing with devaluation.
The theory of multiple intelligences fundamentally conflates intelligence and
  motivation.
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