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Examples of conflate in a Sentence
be careful not to conflate gossip with real news
the movie conflates documentary footage and dramatized reenactments so seamlessly and ingeniously that viewers may not know what is real and what is not
Recent Examples of conflate from the Web
What gets lost is that strength and activism should not be conflated.
The Lake County Coalition for the Homeless, a network of 25 agencies working to support and house people experiencing homelessness, also issued a statement this week, saying the issues of panhandling and homelessness are being conflated.
The twin victories of 1991 were conflated in the West but decoupled in Russia.
That is, the Steele dossier phase of Fusion’s anti-Trump project was conflated with the earlier phase, when — as Simpson has testified — Fusion did documentary research on Trump during the Republican primaries for a conservative media outlet.
Giuliani seems to be conflating funds of the campaign with funds for the campaign.
Too often for many Jews, their culture and the politics of Israel are too easily conflated.
The president also incorrectly conflated Amazon with The Post and made clear that his attacks on the retailer were inspired by his disdain for the newspaper's coverage.
Sounds like someone was either conflating two experiences (perhaps one with Stormy Daniels?) or more allegations have yet to surface — or, perhaps, both.
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Did You Know?
We're not just blowing hot air when we tell you that conflate can actually be traced back to the same roots as the English verb blow. Conflate derives from conflatus, the past participle of the Latin verb conflare ("to blow together, to fuse"), which was formed by combining the prefix com- with the verb flare, meaning "to blow." The source of Latin flare is the same ancient root word that gave us blow. Other descendants of flare in English include afflatus ("a divine imparting of knowledge or power"), inflate, insufflation ("an act of blowing"), and flageolet (a kind of small flute-the flageolet referring to a green kidney bean is unrelated).
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