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English noun: blend

1. blend (event) an occurrence of thorough mixing

Broader (hypernym)mix, mixture

2. blend (communication) a new word formed by joining two others and combining their meanings

Samples`smog' is a blend of `smoke' and `fog'.
`motel' is a portmanteau word made by combining `motor' and `hotel'.
`brunch' is a well-known portmanteau.

Synonymsportmanteau, portmanteau word

Broader (hypernym)coinage, neologism, neology

Domain usage membersbrunch, dandle, motel, shopaholic, smog, smogginess, workaholic

3. blend (act) the act of blending components together thoroughly


Broader (hypernym)combination, combining, compounding

Narrower (hyponym)confluence, conflux, homogenisation, homogenization, merging

English verb: blend

1. blend (contact) combine into one

SamplesBlend the nuts and raisins together.
He blends in with the crowd.
We don't intermingle much.

Synonymsimmingle, intermingle, intermix

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)amalgamate, commix, mingle, mix, unify

Narrower (hyponym)commingle

2. blend (stative) blend or harmonize

SamplesThis flavor will blend with those in your dish.
This sofa won't go with the chairs.

Synonymsblend in, go

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP

Broader (hypernym)accord, agree, concord, consort, fit in, harmonise, harmonize

Verb groupfit, go

3. blend (change) mix together different elements

SamplesThe colors blend well.

Synonymscoalesce, combine, commingle, conflate, flux, fuse, immix, meld, merge, mix

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Something is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)change integrity

Narrower (hyponym)absorb, accrete, admix, alloy, blend in, conjugate, gauge, meld, melt, mix in, syncretise, syncretize

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