integrate

verb
in·​te·​grate | \ ˈin-tə-ˌgrāt How to pronounce integrate (audio) \
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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By training our gestures, these interfaces integrate our bodies within much larger systems of corporate knowledge and data, automating us to be better consumers. Vanessa Chang, WIRED, "How Phone Taps and Swipes Train Us to Be Better Consumers," 10 July 2019 The Nintendo Switch Lite, which will be available for $199.99 on Sept. 20, has integrated, non-removable controllers and a thinner form factor that’s more comfortable for handheld gaming. Time, "We Tried the New Nintendo Switch Lite. Here's What It's Like to Play," 10 July 2019 The difficulty in the deal is whether Red Hat’s open source developer community can successfully integrate into IBM, which has a deeply entrenched corporate culture. Olivia Carville, Bloomberg.com, "IBM Closes $34 Billion Red Hat Acquisition in Cloud Catch-Up," 9 July 2019 Mississippi Lime, a portfolio company of HBM Holdings, now has nine locations and will integrate the Calera facility into its existing operations. William Thornton | Wthornton@al.com, al.com, "Mississippi Lime acquires Calera operations," 8 July 2019 Switzerland is integrated with the EU not only in its trade and capital markets, but also in other areas such as research funding and electricity markets. The Economist, "Swiss stocks are collateral damage in a worsening trade row," 5 July 2019 Over time, many have integrated more into Israeli society, serving in the military and police and making inroads in politics, sports and entertainment. Washington Post, "Ethiopian Israeli protests of police violence enter 3rd day," 3 July 2019 An adorable hand pump is integrated into the bike frame. Thomas Ricker, The Verge, "Brompton Electric bike review: remarkably practical," 2 July 2019 This Iron Man-style helmet could also be integrated with a full suite of electronics, as imagined by Special Operations Command’s TALOS armored exoskeleton. David Hambling, Popular Mechanics, "The Century-Long Evolution of the U.S. Army Helmet," 27 June 2019

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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 How to pronounce integrate (audio) \
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 How to pronounce integrate (audio) \
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 How to pronounce integrator (audio) \ 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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