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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
And more importantly, to conflate sexism and racism erases the very specific and personal challenges of each.
Modern sports culture is constantly conflating legacy with ring count.
But don’t conflate the notion of ‘swift, certain, and proportionate’ with that meaning ‘
Comey did not provide classified information to the press and Trump’s attempt to conflate real leaking with what Comey did (and many in his administration regularly do) is cynical and destructive.
McCain, the final lawmaker to question the former FBI chief, seemed to conflate the federal investigation of Russian election interference with the Hillary Clinton email probe.
Sen. John McCain became an unexpected focus of befuddlement and concern Thursday after a line of questioning that appeared to conflate two separate FBI investigations during James Comey's testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee.
Pruitt was conflating regular mining jobs—like copper and gold mining—with coal mining jobs.
But the two issues -- both of which dealt with email -- got conflated as one issue in the minds of lots and lots of voters.
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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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