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)

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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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Recent Examples on the Web With the Indians in 1947, Veeck signed Larry Doby, integrating the American League. Marc Bona, cleveland, "16 Cleveland Indians items up for auction (photos)," 24 May 2020 Last year Panasonic and Blue Yonder, then known as JDA Software Inc., teamed up to integrate JDA’s software with Panasonic’s connected technology for the manufacturing, logistics and retail industries. Jennifer Smith, WSJ, "Panasonic Takes 20% Stake in Blue Yonder," 20 May 2020 Weaver was unable to compel the government to fully integrate housing projects, which only made segregation more deeply entrenched. Jill Watts, Time, "As Coronavirus Magnifies America’s Housing Crisis, FDR's New Deal Could Offer a Roadmap Forward," 24 Apr. 2020 The German government is working with Kosovo, Mexico, and the Philippines to integrate workers into its health care system. Lenora Chu, The Christian Science Monitor, "‘The doctor won’t see you now.’ Rethinking health care delivery in a crisis.," 6 Apr. 2020 What was especially interesting was a feature Microsoft showed off where consumers could search for schools by area code, than drill down by name—and after that, integrate the school’s public calendar with the users’ own. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Microsoft adds Microsoft Teams for consumers as Office 365 becomes 'Microsoft 365' for all," 30 Mar. 2020 Shopify is attractive to these new businesses because its software can integrate the sites with the distant vendors, mostly in China. Taylor Lorenz, BostonGlobe.com, "Coronavirus spurs a wave of suspect websites looking to cash in," 24 Mar. 2020 While Iger oversaw the strategic acquisitions of Pixar, Marvel and Lucasfilm, Chapek worked to integrate the intellectual property into the theme parks. Kerry Flynn, CNN, "Who is Bob Chapek, Disney's new CEO?," 25 Feb. 2020 In 1939, Johnson was selected by Dr. John W. Davis, president of her alma mater, as one of three black students to integrate West Virginia University’s graduate program. Asia Ewart, refinery29.com, "Katherine Johnson, NASA Mathematician From Hidden Figures, Dies At 101," 24 Feb. 2020

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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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1 Jun 2020

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“Integrate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/integrate. Accessed 2 Jun. 2020.

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More Definitions for integrate

integrate

verb
How to pronounce integrate (audio)

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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