Also found in: Dictionary, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
  • verb

Synonyms for conflate

References in periodicals archive ?
He notes that most philosophers distinguish 1 from 2 (and 3), but they seem to conflate 2 and 3.
Not only is terrorism ever-present in the novel, mirroring the Syrian terrorists attacks of 1986, but it also conflates with the hardships of Eden's everyday life as an artist's model, an au pair, a poet's helper, or even a thief when she has to survive without a job.
Horowitz's and Collier's strategy for avoiding personal responsibility is to conflate the clique of Berkeley radicals of which they were the Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, with, successively, "the Left," the antiwar movement, the sixties generation, and finally with everybody to the left of Jim Wright.
Mr Clegg said: "It is very, very unhelpful to conflate the decision a baker in Orpington might make about a Polish or British worker with the violent extremism that you see in Iraq and Syria.
His analysis of the writings and campaigns of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and the American Legion show how these vehemently pro-business groups were able to prevent educational textbooks from criticizing the ideology of consumerism, and to conflate democracy and free enterprise in the mind of the public (via advertising, media, and text books).
Unconscious projection causes us to conflate mother and nature.
Investigators in the final period at Geneva tended to conflate a charge of witchcraft with that of plague-spreading, but the dual charge is rarer before that time.
It is a bit disappointing, therefore, that such a basically sound project is surrounded by an unfortunate penchant, so common today, to overtheorize through recurring references to contemporary postmodernist and poststructuralist theory and to conflate them with theoretical discussions of the period under review.
Perhaps one reason might be the critical tendency--before the 1970s--to conflate "black writer" and "male writer," with the attendant exclusion of the black woman's literary tradition.
"To conflate much of what today is labeled 'sexual harassment' with serious forms of sexual assault and abuse," she writes, "is to invite authoritarianism into our lives - the hand of the state everywhere in the private sphere, until there is virtually no private sphere left."
Some paintings conflate time by presenting these people together, such as in the diptych painting 'Heaven on Earth' where ten women from different countries and periods are situated in an imaginary Eden overflowing with flowers.
It is both ignorant and dangerous to conflate immigration policy, the basis for these recent accusations, with racism and disables frank and open dialogue on this very important topic.
Though Sharpley-Whiting does not intend to conflate the images of black women with those of poor women or even biracial women, she does show the connection between these women in that they are all "other" in relation to white women.
Further, unfamiliarity with "the right reading of early modern literary works" (6) has led certain critics to conflate the rhetorical dynamics of persuasion with the social prejudices of gender.