com·​min·​gle | \kə-ˈmiŋ-gəl, 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.

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But Acton wasn’t wrong, really: Facebook wound up having to pay a $122 million fine for commingling that user data. Casey Newton, The Verge, "Why the WhatsApp acquisition ended with everyone mad at each other," 27 Sep. 2018 Abraaj is accused of commingling funds, a term used to describe using money from investors for other purposes than originally agreed for. Nicolas Parasie, WSJ, "Once Billed as a Financial Haven in the Middle East, Dubai Turns Investors Wary," 2 Aug. 2018 Gilpin, conveying Debbie’s commingled rage and guilt, is hypnotic in the scene, equally furious at Ruth and at herself. Sophie Gilbert, The Atlantic, "The Love Story of Debbie and Ruth," 10 July 2018 Why does information from fictional sources commingle with real information? Furman Daniel, Washington Post, "What ‘The West Wing’ tells us about the West Wing," 22 Jan. 2018 Terrain eventually expanded to include a neighborhood-wide biennial that began in 2013, commingling Midwestern artists with those from around the world. Kt Hawbaker,, "Sabina Ott, 'Artist Mother of Chicago,' dies at 62," 26 June 2018 The lawsuit's allegations include fraud and claims that Jaques converted, commingled and exercised personal dominion over funds that Paradigm Entities was bound to hold in trust for the plaintiffs and their tenants. Ruth Brown, idahostatesman, "Lawsuit accuses Meridian-based property management LLC of embezzling up to $1 million," 27 June 2018 Ford says, explaining that the animals procreate by releasing their gametes into the sea and trusting that sperm and eggs will commingle. Degen Pener, Los Angeles Magazine, "What’s Being Done to Revive L.A.’s Decimated Abalone Population," 22 June 2018 The effect of this there-but-not-there blocking is to commingle present, past, and future. Don Aucoin,, "A dance of regret in Gloucester Stage’s ‘Lughnasa’," 20 June 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of commingle

: to join or mix together


com·​min·​gle | \kə-ˈmiŋ-gəl, kä- \
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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