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Mix; blend:[no object] ‘the part of the brain where the senses commingle’[with object] ‘his humanitarian stance was commingled with a desire for survival’
blend, mingle, combine, put together, stir, jumble, mergeblend, mingle, combine, put together, stir, jumble, mergeView synonyms
- ‘The authors seamlessly weave the life stories of each character throughout the book, commingling events of the past, present and future.’
- ‘But this type of thing happens throughout the book, which is a mix of clever and wise insights commingled with historical and factual error and over-generalization.’
- ‘He joined Michelle on the bridge, relief commingling with a confused pride at his own bravery.’
- ‘Cultures by necessity blend and commingle and enrich and flavor one another.’
- ‘They straddle both worlds, commingling the values of each.’
Early 17th century: from com- ‘together’+ mingle.
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