verb in·te·grate \ˈin-tə-ˌgrāt\
: to combine (two or more things) to form or create something
: to make (something) a part of another larger thing
: to make (a person or group) part of a larger group or organization
: to form, coordinate, or blend into a functioning or unified whole : unite
: to find the integral of (as a function or equation)
a : to unite with something else
b : to incorporate into a larger unit
a : to end the segregation of and bring into equal membership in society or an organization
b : desegregate <integrate school districts>
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Examples of INTEGRATE
- The car's design successfully integrates art and technology.
- She integrates elements of jazz and rock in her music.
- They have resisted efforts to integrate women into the military.
- Many immigrants have found it difficult to integrate into American culture.
- a law requiring schools to integrate
Origin of INTEGRATE
past participle of integrare,
from integr-, integer
First Known Use: circa 1586
: to form into a whole : unite <Her music integrates jazz and rock.>
: to make a part of a larger unit <They help integrate immigrants into the community.>
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