mingle

verb
min·​gle | \ ˈmiŋ-gəl How to pronounce mingle (audio) \
mingled; mingling\ -​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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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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Laid down along a formerly sleepy stretch of Sunset Boulevard, the Village was conceived as a natural and needful extension of the surrounding area—a place where would-be shoppers could meet and mingle. Marley Marius, Vogue, "More Than Half of the Businesses at This California Shopping Center Are Run by Women," 22 Sep. 2018 But proceeding to mingle with other wedding guests outside of the chapel, the birthday girl apparently quickly buttoned up, and carried on. Morgan M. Evans, Fox News, "Meghan Markle wears sexy mini dress to Lin-Manuel Miranda 'Hamilton' gala show with Prince Harry," 30 Aug. 2018 Fans, alumni and donors crowded into the spaces eager to mingle with the university’s top coaches. Kelli Stacy, courant.com, "Historically Low Attendance At UConn Men's Basketball, Football Games As Programs Try To Rebuild," 10 July 2018 Logan Square Arts Festival is known by local artists as a great opportunity to mingle with the community and promote their art. Morgan Smith, chicagotribune.com, "Chicago musicians, artists and restaurants at the 10th annual Logan Square Arts Festival," 22 June 2018 However, the second option to mingle with the friendly flock unfolds every Saturday, when volunteer hours take place at the farm. Grace Dickinson, Philly.com, "Hang out with (and pet) pigs, alpacas, goats, and more at these farms and animal rescues near Philadelphia," 6 June 2018 The evening includes live entertainment, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a chance to mingle with Pewabic designers. Greg Crawford, Detroit Free Press, "Plan your weekend: Art of Fire in Royal Oak, Motor City Pride, Cars R Stars in Shelby Twp.," 6 June 2018 Select tables will afford guests the opportunity to mingle with Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame members. Gary D'amato, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "For helping shape the state sports landscape, Marques Johnson, Herbert V. Kohler Jr., Ron Wolf will be honored," 6 June 2018 According to the brand, there will be interactive rooms to explore, and participants will have the chance to mingle with influencers, brand founders, and other beauty industry pros. Zoe Weiner, Glamour, "Sephora Announces Its First Beauty Convention, Sephoria: House of Beauty," 4 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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