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 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 Reider also commingled money into his parent’s bank accounts, using money from those accounts to make mortgage payments and pay expenses toward constructing the lakefront home. Eric Heisig,, "Feds seek forfeiture of Mentor-on-the-Lake house, say occupant ran gambling operation," 27 Aug. 2019 One of the unknown victims’ remains were found commingled with the remains of someone else, identified as Ellen Walker, at 4220 Schwyhart Lane in Concow. Chico Er, The Mercury News, "3 more Camp Fire victims ID’d; Butte County Sheriff asks for help identifying unknown victim," 10 Sep. 2019 Ethnicities and identities often commingle and change, a process spurred by social media, migration and urbanisation. The Economist, "A Chinese development scheme complicates Myanmar’s ethnic conflicts," 29 Aug. 2019 At Friday night’s final La Jolla Music Society SummerFest concert, works by Andrew Norman and Ellen Taaffe Zwilich engagingly commingled with Bach, Vivaldi, Handel and Mozart in Baker-Baum Hall. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Review: Old and new successfully commingle as SummerFest comes to a happy end," 24 Aug. 2019 There's evidence that commingled visual attention also increases distraction. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "Your eyes are the key to distracted driving, not your brain," 1 July 2019 The present, commingled with this prettified past, can sometimes feel unsightly, crass even. Sarah M. Broom, The New Yorker, "Who Stays Gone, and Who Can Afford to Return," 12 Aug. 2019 Yet the former First Lady, paragon of cool elegance and unfailing good taste, was in fact utterly devoted to that earthy fragrance note so inextricably commingled with counter-culture rebellion and free love. April Long, Town & Country, "Jackie Kennedy's Unexpected Love of Patchouli," 28 July 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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10 Oct 2019

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The first known use of commingle was in 1612

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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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