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 Destiny’s commingling excitement about and discomfort with her new riches is evident throughout the film. Hannah Giorgis, The Atlantic, "How Hustlers Captured the Excesses of Pre-Recession Fashion," 17 Sep. 2019 If at that stage, deposits were mismanaged or commingled by Brex, customers could be out of luck. Matthew De Silva, Quartz, "Uh-oh, Brex Cash accounts are insured just like Robinhood’s," 3 Oct. 2019 As more European-style butters commingle in the dairy case with central-casting stick styles, what used to be a simple salted or unsalted, basic or fancy choice has become mind-bending. Lucinda Scala Quinn, Washington Post, "How to put fancy, high-fat butter to its best use," 21 June 2019 And fewer places are willing to take on the burden of sorting through our recyclables, which are often commingled with materials that can’t be recycled. oregonlive, "Oregonians are recycling less while generating more waste, report says," 14 Nov. 2019 The remains, which were commingled, were recovered in 1974 and eventually shipped to the U.S. The Americans were identified thanks to DNA technology. USA TODAY, "Superstorm art, Key West Fantasy Fest, pine cone plan: News from around our 50 states," 28 Oct. 2019 The impeachment drama commingles fact and fantasy, ineptitude and insinuation, in a plot that may be more familiar to Ukrainian audiences than to American ones. Matthew Continetti, National Review, "We Are All Ukrainians," 12 Oct. 2019 The venue was bedecked in neon jungle decor and the air was thick with fog and perspiration, which altogether commingled into an atmosphere reminiscent of the tropics. Morena Duwe, Billboard, "After an Injury Forced Them to Cancel Their Tour, Sofi Tukker Took to the Studio -- We Meet Them There," 20 Sep. 2019 They were previously commingled in mass graves in Hawaii with hundreds of others killed on the USS Oklahoma, The Wichita Eagle reported. Fox News, "Pearl Harbor sailors laid to rest on same day in NJ, Kansas 78 years after 1941 attack," 15 Sep. 2019

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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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14 Feb 2020

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“Commingle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Feb. 2020.

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How to pronounce commingle (audio)

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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