To conflate two things is to mix them together so that they no longer have any clear distinctions. This can be a problem because it can make it difficult to understand what is going on.

  • The politician conflated the two issues and ended up making a mistake.

  • The two languages are conflated when they are spoken together.

Definition of conflated


To bring (things) together and fuse (them) into a single entity.


fuse, meld


To mix together different elements.


amalgamate, blend, coalesce, commingle, flux, immix, merge, mix


(by extension) To fail to properly distinguish or keep separate (things); to mistakenly treat (them) as equivalent.


confuse, lump together, mix up

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Example Sentences for conflated

  • 1

    The people conflated the mixture.

  • 2

    In the current table, it is conflated with the subjunctive.

  • 3

    The article conflates the two sources.

  • 4

    The effect is to conflate Bdort with malpractice.

  • 5

    The media understandably conflate the two.

  • 6

    They have not conflated the two elements.

  • 7

    This is not the place to conflate the two arguments.

  • 8

    The main problem is the conflation of heredity with heritability.

  • 9

    Conflating the two ideas is the source of endless confusion.

  • 10

    This is not one of the pairs the bot is currently set to conflate.