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Definition of conflate verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

conflate

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//kənˈfleɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kənˈfleɪt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they conflate
BrE BrE//kənˈfleɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kənˈfleɪt//
 
he / she / it conflates
BrE BrE//kənˈfleɪts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kənˈfleɪts//
 
past simple conflated
BrE BrE//kənˈfleɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kənˈfleɪtɪd//
 
past participle conflated
BrE BrE//kənˈfleɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kənˈfleɪtɪd//
 
-ing form conflating
BrE BrE//kənˈfleɪtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kənˈfleɪtɪŋ//
 
 
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conflate A and/with B (formal) to put two or more things together to make one new thing The issues of race and class are separate and should not be conflated. Word Origin late Middle English (in the sense ‘fuse or melt down metal’): from Latin conflat- ‘kindled, fused’, from the verb conflare, from con- ‘together’ + flare ‘to blow’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: conflate