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.

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Criticism of parents not vaccinating their children may now be commingling with broader mistrust of, say, Facebook. Shobana Shankar, Quartz Africa, "What the United States could learn from Nigeria about taking on anti-vaxxers," 7 June 2019 Pentagon officials said that based on remains delivered in the past by the North Koreans, these remains likely contain more than 55 service members, commingled together. Ben Kesling, WSJ, "U.S. Military Begins Arduous Job: Identifying Remains From Korean War," 27 July 2018 But the rise of terrazzo commingled with another trend: the return of everything eighties. Alex Ronan, Vogue, "How Terrazzo Moved Out From Under Our Feet to Absolutely Everywhere," 18 Jan. 2019 The Web is a weird place where vastly different stories commingle all the time, often at the very same news sites, including this one. Michelle Ruiz, Vogue, "An Over-The-Top, Über-Luxurious Gift Guide? Not This Year, Thanks," 3 Dec. 2018 Fennel and herbal notes commingle with strawberry, tart cherry, raspberry and a touch of salinity in this fresh and lively wine. Michael Austin, The Seattle Times, "Trentodoc is the budget answer to Champagne you need to know," 11 Sep. 2018 One, Acton believes Facebook misled European Union regulators about its plans to commingle WhatsApp and Facebook data so as to improve its ad targeting capabilities. Casey Newton, The Verge, "Why the WhatsApp acquisition ended with everyone mad at each other," 27 Sep. 2018 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

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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

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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appealing forcibly to the mind or reason

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