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EtymologyEdit

Attested since 1541[1]: borrowed from Latin cōnflātus, from cōnflō (fuse, melt, or blow together); cōn (with, together) + flō (blow).

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /kənˈfleɪt/, /kɒnˈfleɪt/
  • (US) IPA(key): /kənˈfleɪt/
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  • Rhymes: -eɪt

VerbEdit

conflate (third-person singular simple present conflates, present participle conflating, simple past and past participle conflated)

  1. To bring (things) together and fuse (them) into a single entity.
    Synonyms: fuse, meld
  2. To mix together different elements.
    Synonyms: mix, blend, coalesce, commingle, flux, immix, merge
  3. (by extension) To fail to properly distinguish or keep separate (things); to mistakenly treat (them) as equivalent.
    Synonyms: confuse, mix up
    “Bacon was Lord Chancellor of England and the first European to experiment with gunpowder.” — “No, you are conflating Francis Bacon and Roger Bacon.”

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AdjectiveEdit

conflate (not comparable)

  1. (biblical criticism) Combining elements from multiple versions of the same text.
    • 1999, Emanuel Tov, The Greek and Hebrew Bible: Collected Essays on the Septuagint:
      Why the redactor created this conflate version, despite its inconsistencies, is a matter of conjecture.

NounEdit

conflate (plural conflates)

  1. (biblical criticism) A conflate text, one which conflates multiple version of a text together.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ conflate” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2018.

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