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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
1600-1610
1600-10; < Latin conflātus, past participle of conflāre to fuse together, equivalent to con- con- + flāre to blow2
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Examples for conflates
  • 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.
  • The flaw in this report is that it conflates two distinct, though interrelated issues.
  • The problem with this post is that it conflates emotion with belief and joy with faith.
  • It's a brisk tour that in pursuit of the theme of liberty conflates different sorts of legal and ethical issues.
  • The problem is this definition conflates different threats into one monolithic enemy.
  • Foster conflates the concepts of waiver of a personal jurisdiction defense and res judi-cata.
  • The plaintiff conflates convenience with availability.
British Dictionary definitions for conflates

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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Word Origin and History for conflates
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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