mingle

verb
min·​gle | \ˈmiŋ-gəl \
mingled; mingling\ -​g(ə-​)liŋ \

Definition of mingle 

transitive verb

1 : to bring or mix together or with something else usually without fundamental loss of identity : intermix The story mingles fact with fiction.

2 archaic : to prepare by mixing : concoct

intransitive verb

1 : to become mingled white and Douglas fir trees mingle with the pines— Karen Thure

2a : to come into contact : associate he mingles only with millionaires— H. J. Laski

b : to move about (as in a group) mingled with the guests

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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 mingle in a Sentence

The story mingles fact and fiction. Several flavors mingle in the stew. It's a story in which fact mingles with fiction. The host was too busy to mingle during the party.
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This stream of particles can mingle with Earth’s magnetic field, causing geomagnetic storms that mess with our satellites and power grid and create auroras. Loren Grush, The Verge, "The NASA spacecraft that will journey to the Sun just got its super deluxe heat shield," 8 July 2018 For years, anyone from senators to singers would mingle in the card room and sunbathe on the pool deck. Megan Janetsky, azcentral, "A hotel, a war and a family tethered to Phoenix's history," 20 June 2018 Prince Charles mingled with many members of the public at today's garden party at Buckingham Palace, but one guest in particular looked familiar. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Prince Charles Shared a Sweet Moment with the Conductor of the Kingdom Choir at Today's Garden Party," 5 June 2018 During the Second World War, German spies mingled with British officers at Madam Badia’s cabaret; in the 1970s, dancers performed for American presidents. Declan Walsh, New York Times, "Foreign Belly Dancers? Egyptians Shake Their Heads (and Hips)," 8 July 2018 Ordering a mushroom taco ($4.50) will get you a corn tortilla stuffed with sautéed crimini and shiitake mushrooms mingled with silky queso fundido (cheese sauce), crunchy bits of bacon and a tenuous drizzle of smooth red salsa with a fiery kick. James Patrick Kelly, idahostatesman, "Boise’s trendy new taquerias redefine the taco – and diners get to taste the difference," 27 June 2018 For a brief moment, the fragrances of blackcurrant, tuberose, heliotrope and iris mingled with the smoky notes of Indonesian wood or Greek figs would wash over me. Aleksandra Crapanzano, WSJ, "The Untold Story Behind Paris’s Most Charming Boutique," 21 June 2018 After cocktails on the main floor, where attendees like Tracee Ellis Ross and Sarah Paulson mingled, guests started to filter upstairs for dinner. Erika Harwood, Vanities, "Kim Kardashian Pokes Fun at Herself at the C.F.D.A. Awards," 5 June 2018 However, an onlooker told PEOPLE the duo — who have been dating for more than a year — didn’t haven’t much interaction aside from posing for the photo together and mainly mingled with their own friends. Maria Yagoda, PEOPLE.com, "Orlando Bloom and Katy Perry's Relationship: A Timeline," 30 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of mingle

15th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

History and Etymology for mingle

Middle English menglen, frequentative of mengen to mix, from Old English mengan; akin to Middle High German mengen to mix, Greek massein to knead

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mingle

verb

English Language Learners Definition of mingle

: to combine or bring together two or more things

: to move around during a party, meeting, etc., and talk informally with different people

mingle

verb
min·​gle | \ˈmiŋ-gəl \
mingled; mingling

Kids Definition of mingle

1 : to bring or combine together or with something else The story mingled fact with fiction.

2 : to move among others within a group He mingled with the crowd.

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