conflate

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Attested since 1541[1]: Borrowing from Latin cōnflātus, from cōnflō (fuse, melt, or blow together); cōn (with, together) + flō (blow).

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conflate (third-person singular simple present conflates, present participle conflating, simple past and past participle conflated)

  1. To bring (things) together and fuse (them) into a single entity.
  2. To mix together different elements.
  3. To fail to properly distinguish or keep separate (things); to mistakenly treat (them) as equivalent.
    —Bacon was Lord Chancellor of England and the first European to experiment with gunpowder.
    —No, you are conflating Francis Bacon and Roger Bacon.

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Adjective[edit]

conflate (not comparable)

  1. (biblical criticism) Combining elements from multiple versions of the same text.
    • 1999, Emanuel Tov, The Greek and Hebrew Bible: Collected Essays on the Septuagint:
      Why the redactor created this conflate version, despite its inconsistencies, is a matter of conjecture.

Noun[edit]

conflate (plural conflates)

  1. (biblical criticism) A conflate text, one which conflates multiple version of a text together.

References[edit]

  1. ^ conflate” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2017.

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

conflāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of conflō