commingle

verb com·min·gle \ kə-ˈmiŋ-gəl , kä- \

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.
intransitive verb
:to become commingled

Examples of commingle in a Sentence

  1. Fact and fiction commingle in the story.

  2. He commingled his personal funds with money from the business.

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Origin and Etymology of commingle

see mingle

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

COMMINGLE Defined for English Language Learners

commingle

verb

Definition of commingle for English Language Learners

  • : to join or mix together


Law Dictionary

commingle

verb com·min·gle \ kə-ˈmiŋ-gəl, kä- \

legal Definition of commingle

commingled; commingling
transitive verb
:to combine (funds or properties) into a common fund or stock
intransitive verb
:to become commingled


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