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 Only men and women aspire to lifelong loyalty to friends whose bodies do not commingle with their own. Herbert Gold, Harpers Magazine, "The Injustice Collector," 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, "QAnon, Blood Libel, and the Satanic Panic," 29 Sep. 2020 The San Diego Padres have won the opportunity to turn four city blocks, currently used as a Petco Park parking lot, into an urban square where technology workers commingle with artisans and baseball fans. Jennifer Van Grove, San Diego Union-Tribune, "In bid for Tailgate Park, Padres beat Brookfield with $1.4B, office-focused proposal," 23 Sep. 2020 Photographs of agrarian life commingle with screen grabs of the pandemic and Black Lives Matter protests. Danielle Avram, Dallas News, "Artist Richard Wentworth shares works of subtle ingenuity in neighborhood mini-gallery," 29 June 2020 Jenkins said parents should look for childcare facilities where children and employees wear masks, kids don’t eat or commingle in large groups and do not have shared play equipment. Aria Jones, Dallas News, "Dallas County reports 394 new cases, 4 deaths as its toughest week against the coronavirus continues," 20 June 2020 And Asian-inspired dishes, from hand rolls to dumplings, also commingle brilliantly. Alfonso Cevola, Dallas News, "Grab this beautiful Italian rosato wine for under $20," 15 May 2020 The areas where the colors mix and overlap imply that groups commingled. Oscar Schwartz, Harper's Magazine, "Out of Africa," 30 Mar. 2020 People dying in unthinkable numbers and economic meltdown become commingled with slighter, more personal heartbreaks: canceled milestone events, women giving birth without their partner, grandparents in isolation. Sophie Gilbert, The Atlantic, "The Show That Illustrates the Numbness of Staying Alive," 29 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of commingle

1612, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

History and Etymology for commingle

see mingle

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The first known use of commingle was in 1612

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“Commingle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of commingle

formal : to join or mix together


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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