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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
The fan may have attempted to conflate Mills' dreadlocks hairstyle with one of the characters from the film.
Similarly, some of Weiss’s Twitter defenders also conflated the two.
As news of the fatal accident spread Monday supporters of stricter border security called for harsher immigration laws while supporters of reforms cautioned lawmakers not to conflate criminals with law-abiding people, especially children.
But this conflates pro-government liberals such as President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton with pro-market neoliberals such as House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) and Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.).
But to conflate these realities with the obligation of every Christian to speak the truth prospectively – about both the objective moral law and the reality of the human person — violates common sense.
By continuing to discuss MS-13 in this context, Trump conflates immigrants and undocumented individuals with criminals and gang members.
Both of those behaviors need to be confronted and eradicated without question, but they shouldn’t be conflated, right?...
Shamed Oligarchs The list has also become a headache within Treasury, where some officials are concerned it will be conflated with sanctions, a person familiar with the matter said.
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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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