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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


Synonymsblending


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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