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
2a : to incorporate into a larger unit
b : to unite with something else
3a : desegregate integrate school districts
b : to end the segregation of and bring into equal membership in society or an organization
4 : to find the integral of (something, such as a function or equation)

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
Recent Examples on the Web This sedimentation of technology then requires ongoing efforts to integrate and create data pathways across the stack. Peter Bendor-samuel, Forbes, 3 May 2022 Similarly in Season 2, the jump is that Nadia can integrate an experience and use it to her own purposes pretty quickly. Jennifer Maas, Variety, 21 Apr. 2022 Give a quick shake to integrate the ingredients and chill it down a touch and empty the contents into a rocks glass. Jason O'bryan, Robb Report, 24 Mar. 2022 The first step was to integrate the L-39’s flight dynamics into the dogfighting algorithms and test them in drones. The New Yorker, 17 Jan. 2022 Front-drivers typically integrate the differential in the transmission housing and share the same fluid. Ben Wojdyla, Popular Mechanics, 20 Sep. 2021 Today’s no-code tools can even integrate seamlessly with legacy systems. Expert Panel®, Forbes, 21 Apr. 2022 The projects are very different but share a few qualities: difficult sites, the task of preserving historic structures while adding something new, and they both integrate the SoCal outdoors into buildings that are often tombs of HVAC. Carolina A. Mirandacolumnist, Los Angeles Times, 16 Apr. 2022 As the first class in decades, Ford-class ships will integrate a whole slew of new technologies. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 8 Apr. 2022 See More

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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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“Integrate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/integrate. Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for integrate

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 integrate (audio) \ noun

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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