Thesaurus

conflate

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of conflate

1 to fail to differentiate (a thing) from something similar or related
  • be careful not to conflate gossip with real news

Synonyms for conflate

Words Related to conflate

Antonyms for conflate

2 to turn into a single mass or entity that is more or less the same throughout
  • the movie conflates documentary footage and dramatized reenactments so seamlessly and ingeniously that viewers may not know what is real and what is not

Synonyms for conflate

Words Related to conflate

Near Antonyms for conflate

Antonyms for conflate

See the Dictionary Definition 

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about conflate

Time Traveler for conflate

Time Traveler

The first known use of conflate was in 1610

See more words from the same year

Listen to Our Podcast about conflate

Cite this Entry

“Conflate.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/conflate. Accessed 26 January 2020.

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on conflate

Dictionary: Definition of conflate

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with conflate

Britannica English: Translation of conflate for Arabic Speakers

Comments on conflate

What made you want to look up conflate? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to express in a more acceptable way

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Intact Latin Quiz

  • roman tablet
  • What did focus mean in Latin?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!