com·​min·​gle | \ kə-ˈmiŋ-gəl How to pronounce commingle (audio) , kä- \
commingled; commingling; commingles

Definition of commingle

transitive verb

1 : to blend thoroughly into a harmonious whole … that fine and funny book, in which horror and laughter are commingled— William Styron
2 : to combine (funds or properties) into a common fund or stock Proceeds from the sale have been commingled with other funds.

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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

Examples of commingle in a Sentence

Fact and fiction commingle in the story. He commingled his personal funds with money from the business.
Recent Examples on the Web The Convoy Corridor, which follows Convoy Street from Ronson Road to Ostrow Street, is to be refashioned in the style of Little Italy, where residential towers commingle with ground-floor shops, plazas and paseos to create a vibrant atmosphere. Jennifer Van Grove, San Diego Union-Tribune, 30 Apr. 2022 Maternal instruction and after-chores merriment transition into songs in which Argentine sounds commingle with good ol’ theater music. Los Angeles Times, 17 Sep. 2021 The pros here commingle Libélula Joven Tequila with Ancho Reyes Verde Liqueur (made with Poblano peppers), then let green Thai chilies steep in the mixture for between two and four hours before batching it into bottles that go into the well. Amy Drew Thompson,, 19 Aug. 2021 Ghosts commingle in the mail, and all the while actual correspondents remain painfully out of touch. Kamran Javadizadeh, The New Yorker, 26 May 2021 An administrator should never commingle the estate property with his or her own funds or business interests. Dallas News, 16 May 2021 Exhilaration and trepidation often commingle when entrepreneurs map out the future of their passion. Afshin Doust, Forbes, 16 Apr. 2021 Only men and women aspire to lifelong loyalty to friends whose bodies do not commingle with their own. Herbert Gold, Harpers Magazine, 5 Jan. 2021 In the QAnon imagination, Democrats and celebrities commingle in orgies of bloodlust, while demons of the figurative and literal variety cavort their way to supreme intoxication. Talia Lavin, The New Republic, 29 Sep. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of commingle

1612, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

History and Etymology for commingle

com- + mingle

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“Commingle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2022.

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com·​min·​gle | \ kə-ˈmiŋ-gəl, kä- How to pronounce commingle (audio) \
commingled; commingling

Legal Definition of commingle

transitive verb

: to combine (funds or properties) into a common fund or stock

intransitive verb

: to become commingled


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