Etymology
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mingle (v.)

mid-15c., menglen, transitive, "mix, blend, form a combination of, bring (something and something else) together," frequentative of Middle English myngen "to mix," from Old English mengan (related to second element in among), from Proto-Germanic *mangjan "to knead together" (source also of Old Saxon mengian, Old Norse menga, Old Frisian mendza, German mengen), from a nasalized form of PIE root *mag- "to knead, fashion, fit."

The formation may have been suggested by cognate Middle Dutch mengelen. Intransitive sense of "to be or become joined, combined, or mixed" is by 1520s. Of persons, "enter into intimate relation, join with others, be sociable," from c. 1600. Related: Mingled; mingling; minglement.

updated on January 23, 2019

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Definitions of mingle from WordNet

mingle (v.)
to bring or combine together or with something else;
resourcefully he mingled music and dance
Synonyms: mix / commix / unify / amalgamate
mingle (v.)
get involved or mixed-up with;
He was about to mingle in an unpleasant affair
mingle (v.)
be all mixed up or jumbled together;
Synonyms: jumble
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