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

1600–10; < Latin conflātus, past participle of conflāre to fuse together, equivalent to con- con- + flāre to blow2 Unabridged
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conflate (kənˈfleɪt)
(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]

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Word Origin & History

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
And conflating sequential and non-sequential disciplines makes matters worse.
You're conflating two different processes, from two different periods on
In his argument he is conflating observation with actual experience.
Also, you're conflating the right to earn a living with the right to earn a
  living in any way you choose.
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