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conflate

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of conflate

  1. 1 to fail to differentiate (a thing) from something similar or related be careful not to conflate gossip with real news Synonyms confuse, confound, mistake, mix (up)Related Words lump (together); misapply, miscall, misidentify, misnameAntonyms difference, differentiate, discriminate, distinguish, separate

  2. 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 amalgamate, combine, comingle, commingle, commix, composite, concrete, blend, fuse, homogenize, immingle, immix, incorporate, integrate, interfuse, intermingle, intermix, meld, merge, mingle, mixRelated Words add, admix, beat (in), cut in, fold, stir, toss; coalesce, compound, emulsify; conjoin, join, knit, link, unite; intertwine, interweave, weaveNear Antonyms cleave, disjoin, disunite, divide, divorce, part, rupture, sever, sunder; disperse, dissolve, scatter; detach, disengage, splitAntonyms break down, break up, separate, unmix

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