Definition of CONFLATE

to fail to differentiate (a thing) from something similar or related <be careful not to conflate gossip with real news>
Synonyms conflate, confound, mistake, mix (up)
Related Words lump (together); misapply, miscall, misidentify, misname
to turn into a single mass or entity that is more or less the same throughout <the movie conflates documentary footage and dramatized reenactments so seamlessly and ingeniously that viewers may not know what is real and what is not>

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