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mix or cause to mix together: [no object] : the sound of voices mingled with a scraping of chairs | [with object] : an expression that mingled compassion and bewilderment.
• [no object] move freely around a place or at a social function, associating with others: over aperitifs, there was a chance to mingle with friends old and new.
1 fact and fiction are skillfully mingled in his novels | the sound of voices mingled with a scraping of chairs: MIX, blend, intermingle, commingle, intermix, interweave, interlace, combine, merge, fuse, unite, join, amalgamate, meld, marry, mesh, compound, coalesce, interblend; rare admix, commix, interflow. ANTONYMS separate, be separated
2 wedding guests mingled in the ball room: SOCIALIZE, circulate, fraternize, associate with others, rub shoulders, get together, consort with others; informal hobnob, hang out. ANTONYMS separate, part
late Middle English: frequentative of obsolete meng ‘mix or blend’ (related to among), perhaps influenced by Middle Dutch mengelen.
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verb [with object and adverbial]
tempt (a person or animal) to do something or to go somewhere, especially by offering some form of reward: the police lured the thief into a trap.
consumers are frequently lured into debt by clever advertising: TEMPT, entice, attract, induce, coax, persuade, inveigle, allure, seduce, win over, cajole, beguile, bewitch, ensnare, captivate, enrapture; decoy, draw, lead (on); whet someone's appetite. ANTONYMS deter, put off