If you blend red and blue, you get purple. To blend is to mix together thoroughly. If you put this color in your hair, you'll blend with the people at a punk rock concert!

Used as a noun, the word blend means the thing you mixed together or the act of mixing something together. Purple is a blend of red and blue. When you see this word, picture the blender on your kitchen counter. If you use it to give ice cream, fruit and fruit juice a blend, it'll mix things together well to make a very tasty blend.

Definitions of blend

v mix together different elements

“The colors blend well”
coalesce, combine, commingle, conflate, flux, fuse, immix, meld, merge, mix
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mix in specific proportions
cause to become one with
meld, melt
lose its distinct outline or shape; blend gradually
blend in, mix in
cause (something) to be mixed with (something else)
grow together (of plants and organs)
unite chemically so that the product is easily broken down into the original compounds
mix or blend
make an alloy of
syncretise, syncretize
become fused
cut in
mix in with cutting motions
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change integrity
change in physical make-up

v combine into one

blend the nuts and raisins together”
“he blends in with the crowd”
immingle, intermingle, intermix
mix or blend
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amalgamate, commix, mingle, mix, unify
to bring or combine together or with something else

v blend or harmonize

“This flavor will blend with those in your dish”
blend in, go
fit, go
be the right size or shape; fit correctly or as desired
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accord, agree, concord, consort, fit in, harmonise, harmonize
go together

n the act of blending components together thoroughly

confluence, conflux, merging
a flowing together
homogenisation, homogenization
the act of making something homogeneous or uniform in composition
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combination, combining, compounding
the act of combining things to form a new whole

n an occurrence of thorough mixing

Type of:
mix, mixture
an event that combines things in a mixture

n a new word formed by joining two others and combining their meanings

“`smog' is a blend of `smoke' and `fog'”
portmanteau, portmanteau word
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coinage, neologism, neology
a newly invented word or phrase

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