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conflate

con·flate

conflate

 
pronunciation:
kn fleIt
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to combine (two or more things) into one; fuse; meld.
Formerly, two job positions had existed, but recently the positions were conflated and one of the workers was laid off.She did not wish her own political views to be conflated with those of her husband.
synonyms:
fuse, meld
antonyms:
divide, separate
similar words:
combine