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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Everyone is comfortable, and gay, lesbian and heterosexual couples mingle. NBC News, "On stage, Russian drag stars leave fears behind," 10 July 2018 After a long day of surfing practice, Slater, barefoot and in board shorts, is taking it easy as family and friends mingle around. Hemal Jhaveri, For The Win, "How Kelly Slater took surfing out of the ocean and onto dry land," 3 July 2018 The new classical music isn’t just about new sounds, or mingling sounds and images. Chris Gray, Houston Chronicle, "Classical Mystery Tour dresses up Fab Four in tuxes and tails," 3 July 2018 Eberly has argued convincingly that modern-day responses of parents to disabled children still sometimes mingle anger and guilt, and that such emotions could well have fed into the violence directed at changelings. Longreads, "Fairy Scapegoats: A History of the Persecution of Changeling Children," 9 June 2018 Graci placed a tarot card reader in the room to make sure people mingled throughout the house and didn't all gather in the garden room in the back. Sue Strachan, NOLA.com, "Why downsize? Designer makes the move from condominium to home in style," 30 May 2018 Hundreds of people turned out Friday to celebrate the best of Homewood, enjoy an early-morning festival and mingle with TV personalities. Ted Slowik, Daily Southtown, "Slowik: Homewood takes spotlight on 'WGN Morning News' live block party broadcast," 13 July 2018 The great man’s love and his life are things apart, it is posited, and must not be mixed and mingled. Dana Snitzky, Longreads, "Hemingway’s Last Girl," 12 July 2018 Peaceful Peacock Orlando, a 3-month-old yoga studio, brought in eight rambunctious young pups to mix and mingle with a yoga class on Saturday. Marco Santana, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Orlando yoga studio turns downward dog into puppy love," 16 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 \
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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