verb com·min·gle \kə-ˈmiŋ-gəl, kä-\

: to join or mix together

Full Definition of COMMINGLE

transitive verb
:  to blend thoroughly into a harmonious whole
:  to combine (funds or properties) into a common fund or stock
intransitive verb
:  to become commingled

Examples of COMMINGLE

  1. Fact and fiction commingle in the story.
  2. He commingled his personal funds with money from the business.

First Known Use of COMMINGLE


Synonym Discussion of COMMINGLE

mix, mingle, commingle, blend, merge, coalesce, amalgamate, fuse mean to combine into a more or less uniform whole. mix may or may not imply loss of each element's identity <mix the salad greens> <mix a drink>. mingle usually suggests that the elements are still somewhat distinguishable or separately active <fear mingled with anticipation in my mind>. commingle implies a closer or more thorough mingling <a sense of duty commingled with a fierce pride drove her>. blend implies that the elements as such disappear in the resulting mixture <blended several teas to create a balanced flavor>. merge suggests a combining in which one or more elements are lost in the whole <in his mind reality and fantasy merged>. coalesce implies an affinity in the merging elements and usually a resulting organic unity <telling details that coalesce into a striking portrait>. amalgamate implies the forming of a close union without complete loss of individual identities <refugees who were readily amalgamated into the community>. fuse stresses oneness and indissolubility of the resulting product <a building in which modernism and classicism are fused>.

Rhymes with COMMINGLE


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