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

transitive verb

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

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 Its goal is forging comradeship via conversations about artistic experiences among groups that otherwise find few opportunities to commingle. Peter Marks, Washington Post, 10 Nov. 2023 That pain commingles with a curious thrill when the women come face-to-face with two actors who have been cast as the older daughters. Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times, 3 Nov. 2023 When the stock is rich with marrow, it’s poured into a blender and returned to the pot to commingle with the butternut squash, also rendered velvet. Ligaya Mishan, New York Times, 25 Oct. 2023 But the images that stayed with me most are the array of people sharing the Central Library — addicts and mentally ill and unhoused commingled with academics, children, docents, book clubbers and others who spent hours wandering the stacks. Donna Wares, Los Angeles Times, 26 Aug. 2023 In this new wing, stories of nature commingle with narratives of human and cultural development. Carolina A. Miranda, Los Angeles Times, 29 Aug. 2023 In tandem with the increasing standards of living that were beginning to cement a sense of personal privacy, especially among the affluent, came tighter and tighter spaces that commingled our noises. Curbed, 7 Aug. 2023 The charges leveled at Celsius and FTX—of deceiving investors, commingling assets, and shuffling customer funds between subsidiaries—are echoed by those brought since March by the CFTC and SEC against Binance, the world’s largest crypto exchange, and its CEO Changpeng Zhao. Joel Khalili, WIRED, 14 July 2023 Depositories primarily consist of two types of storage facilities– commingled and segregated. The Salt Lake Tribune, 23 Feb. 2023 See More

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Word History


com- + mingle

First Known Use

1612, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

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The first known use of commingle was in 1612

Dictionary Entries Near commingle

Cite this Entry

“Commingle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition


com·​min·​gle kə-ˈmiŋ-gəl How to pronounce commingle (audio)
: to mix together : mingle

Legal Definition


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

transitive verb

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

intransitive verb

: to become commingled
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