conflate

Exam frequency

GRE

medium

Banks

medium

Civil Services

medium

Meaning(s)

combine into one

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conflate - combine

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The word ‘conflate’ is essentially a formal way of expressing mixing two or more separate things together to form a whole. It is a formal term that is mostly used in relation to things such as information, ideas, descriptions etc., as opposed to something like basic ingredients. Tends to have negative connotations as this mixing can easily lead to confusion and misinterpretation.

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Synonyms blend,integrate,consolidate
Antonyms differentiate

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  1. That newspaper is not trustworthy. They often conflate conjecture with real news so you never really know what’s true and what isn’t.

  2. You should not conflate my criticism of you with a personal attack. I’m only trying to help you.

  3. The current difficulties the business is facing conflates a number of different issues ranging from financial to personnel.

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