conflate conflate  /kənf ˈleɪt/


  • (v) mix together different elements


  1. But it is a mistake to conflate his African identity with his Muslim heritage.
  2. Anyway, thats not to say that FHA doesnt have plenty of problems, but to conflate HUD with subprime loans misses a lot of the story.
  3. It made perfect sense then to conflate sexual violence in all its verbal, psychic, physical and political forms with sexual politics.



  1. Indeed, Cheney said yesterday: "In public discussion of these matters, there has been a strange and sometimes willful attempt to conflate what happened at Abu Ghraib prison with the top secret program of enhanced interrogations. At Abu Ghraib, a few...
    on May 22, 2009 By: Vice President Dick Cheney Source: Washington Post Blogs (blog)

  2. ...a key written statement to the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee ahead of the London Conference on Afghanistan next week, Mr Miliband said it was important not to "conflate or confuse al-Qaeda and the Taliban."
    on Jan 21, 2010 By: David Miliband Source:

  3. "Donaghy is a criminal who did a bad thing, and there's an entire set of questions with respect to gambling and the like," Stern said. "But let's not conflate that with the question of the competence of our officials."
    on Oct 25, 2007 By: David Stern Source: AFP

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