integrate

verb
in·te·grate | \ ˈin-tə-ˌgrāt \
integrated; integrating

Definition of integrate 

transitive verb

1 : to form, coordinate, or blend into a functioning or unified whole : unite

2 : to find the integral of (something, such as a function or equation)

3a : to unite with something else

b : to incorporate into a larger unit

4a : 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 in a Sentence

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
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Larry Merlo, chief executive officer of CVS, said the deal will integrate the work of doctors, pharmacists, other health care professionals and health benefits companies to establish a platform that is easier to use and less expensive for consumers. Stephen Singer, courant.com, "Report: Justice Department Will Not Challenge $69 Billion CVS-Aetna Deal," 12 July 2018 Now that players are more familiar with his system heading into Year 2, there will be more creativity integrating Kmet and the other tight ends. Laken Litman, Indianapolis Star, "Insider: 5 players who will impact Notre Dame football's 2018 season," 10 July 2018 The optimistic view at the time, with Boris Yeltsin at the helm, was that a move to a wider political, economic, and security partnership integrating a post-Soviet Russia might well be possible. Ned Temko, The Christian Science Monitor, "US-Europe ties and the audacity of July 1948," 9 July 2018 American spent two years integrating the carriers, with the final flight operating under the US Airways name in 2015. Ben Mutzabaugh, USA TODAY, "End of an era: American ends turboprop flying with Dash 8 retirement," 9 July 2018 Utility representatives have said their phone cameras can withstand the rigors of police work, and their contract would include vouchers for modified uniforms that integrate the cameras. Jasper Scherer, San Antonio Express-News, "Bexar County releases new body camera bid request with broader specs," 6 July 2018 Amazon has since been integrating the chain into its larger business, including marketing its voice assistants and discount membership in stores. BostonGlobe.com, "GE’s Latin America CEO arrested in Brazil health care fraud probe," 5 July 2018 The differing levels provide a sort of spatial separation between the functions of the home, while interior courtyards further integrate the landscape into the home’s design. Alex Bazeley, Curbed, "Cool concrete summer home sits among a sea of trees," 3 July 2018 That price gets a quad-core Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB RAM, a 512GB of storage, a 4K touchscreen, and AMD’s integrated Radeon Vega M graphics. Stefan Etienne, The Verge, "Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 review: jack of all trades," 2 July 2018

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First Known Use of integrate

circa 1586, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

History and Etymology for integrate

Latin integratus, past participle of integrare, from integr-, integer

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The first known use of integrate was circa 1586

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More Definitions for integrate

integrate

verb

English Language Learners Definition of integrate

: 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

integrate

verb
in·te·grate | \ ˈin-tə-ˌgrāt \
integrated; integrating

Kids Definition of integrate

1 : to form into a whole : unite Her music integrates jazz and rock.

2 : to make a part of a larger unit They help integrate immigrants into the community.

3 : desegregate The schools are being integrated.

integrate

transitive verb
in·te·grate | \ ˈint-ə-ˌgrāt \
integrated; integrating

Medical Definition of integrate 

: to form or blend into a unified whole : cause to undergo integration an integrated personality

Other words from integrate

integrator \-ˌgrāt-ər \ noun

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integrate

verb
in·te·grate
integrated; integrating

Legal Definition of integrate 

transitive verb

1 : to form, coordinate, or blend into a functioning or unified whole

2 : to end the segregation of and bring into equal membership in society or an organization

intransitive verb

: to become integrated

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