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 The areas where the colors mix and overlap imply that groups commingled. Oscar Schwartz, Harper's Magazine, "Out of Africa," 30 Mar. 2020 People dying in unthinkable numbers and economic meltdown become commingled with slighter, more personal heartbreaks: canceled milestone events, women giving birth without their partner, grandparents in isolation. Sophie Gilbert, The Atlantic, "The Show That Illustrates the Numbness of Staying Alive," 29 Mar. 2020 The dust was high and the sun was low, but PillowTalk’s funky grooves attracted dancers at that purgatorial time of day when the energy lost after a day in the sun commingled with the urge to continue dancing. Morena Duwe, Billboard, "Breakdancing, Bingo & Bass: The 10 Best Moments of Dirtybird Campout West Coast 2019," 7 Oct. 2019 The number of homes commingling with wilderness is expanding across the country. Washington Post, "Builders profit, owners worry amid disaster-area development," 23 Sep. 2019 The areas where the colors mix and overlap imply that groups commingled. Oscar Schwartz, Harper's Magazine, "Out of Africa," 30 Mar. 2020 The Myrtle Beach Convention Center had an aquatic-scene mural on an outer wall, and, in the parking lot, Mercedeses and wide-bodied pickups commingled with hippie vans. Sarah Larson, The New Yorker, "The Youthful Energy of Bernie Sanders’s Final Days in South Carolina," 27 Feb. 2020 Limbaugh said, commingling the stilted syntax and conspiracy theorizing familiar to his army of Dittoheads. Jeff Ostrowski, USA TODAY, "A ‘trendsetter’ in political media, Rush Limbaugh rode polarizing views to immense success," 11 Feb. 2020 The areas where the colors mix and overlap imply that groups commingled. Oscar Schwartz, Harper's magazine, "Out of Africa," 2 Mar. 2020

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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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22 May 2020

Cite this Entry

“Commingle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jun. 2020.

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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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