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conflate

verb

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

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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

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The first known use of conflate was in 1557

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“Conflate.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/conflate. Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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