mingle

verb
min·​gle | \ ˈmiŋ-gəl How to pronounce mingle (audio) \
mingled; mingling\ ˈmiŋ-​g(ə-​)liŋ How to pronounce mingling (audio) \

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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Choose the Right Synonym for mingle

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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After the game, Young mingled briefly with family members, posing for pictures and chatting before heading to locker room. Akeem Glaspie, Indianapolis Star, "High school, Notre Dame star Jackie Young receives warm welcome against Indiana Fever," 10 July 2019 At one point, the groups got up, mingled and slapped backs. John Canzano, oregonlive.com, "Kawhi Leonard signing helps Clippers shed second-rate image," 8 July 2019 For most of human history, vehicles, pedestrians, vendors, musicians, drinkers and strolling lovers all mingled in the same amorphous muck of the avenue. Avi Selk, Washington Post, "The death of the sidewalk," 30 June 2019 Throughout the rally, spectators mingled, some facing the stage, intently listening to speakers, others meandering about, photographing the sights and gaping at the crowd. Michael Gold, New York Times, "Stonewall Uprising: 50 Years Later, a Celebration Blends Pride and Resistance," 28 June 2019 And Bailey speaks of how, for his family, relatives of the murderer, shame mingles with mourning. Charisse Jones, USA TODAY, "'My Brother Moochie' looks at how murder, prison and racism fractured a family," 14 June 2018 Passengers leave their cabins to mingle with neighbors as the captain walks the halls getting acquainted. Rosemary Mcclure, latimes.com, "On high-end cruise lines, being a VIP means exclusive parties and other perks," 1 July 2019 With the recent opening of Disneyland's Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, guests by the thousands have descended to mingle with the rogues and scoundrels laying low in this remote planetary outpost. azcentral, "Smugglers run: Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge visitors are snatching, reselling items on Ebay," 26 June 2019 Before instruction begins, students are given time to mingle, offered hemp tea, and encouraged to smoke and share weed. Sarah Shemkus, BostonGlobe.com, "5 marijuana-infused things to do in New England," 21 June 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 How to pronounce mingle (audio) \
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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