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 The virtual tribute was organized by the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in collaboration with baseball legend Hank Aaron and Rachel Robinson, widow of Jackie Robinson, the first African-American to integrate Major League Baseball. Caitlin Conant, CBS News, "2020 Daily Trail Markers: Supreme Court affirms abortion protections," 29 June 2020 The company -- led by a chief executive with lofty plans to buy the Dallas Cowboys -- received the highest marks on its technical proposal, ramp-up timeline and ability to integrate multiple workforces. Allie Morris, Dallas News, "Frisco firm eked out victory for Texas COVID contact tracing deal, records show," 29 June 2020 Boy Scouts didn't fully integrate until after the Civil Rights Act passed -- a few Southern Boy Scout councils held out until the 1970s -- but the organization made way for the first black troop in 1911. Scottie Andrew, CNN, "Boy Scouts of America shows support for Black Lives Matter and will require some scouts to earn diversity badge," 17 June 2020 In a report released Tuesday, the American Gaming Association, the gambling industry’s national trade group, called on regulators in states where gambling is allowed to update their rules or laws to integrate cashless options for gamblers. BostonGlobe.com, "Greentown Labs plans first out-of-state expansion," 16 June 2020 Limina recently released its 2020 report on how companies can integrate design thinking across all levels of business operations. Eamon Barrett, Fortune, "Protests and property: Can architects rebuild our broken cities?," 9 June 2020 That Louisville has been and remains deeply segregated in its housing patterns — and white people complain about attempts to integrate their neighborhoods even today. Joseph Gerth, The Courier-Journal, "Gerth: Mayor Fischer is missing in action as Louisville struggles with racial issues," 2 June 2020 Facebook attributed the problem, which was quickly fixed, to a bug in its software development kit, or SDK, a tool developers use to integrate their apps with Facebook. Washington Post, "Facebook’s software kit to blame for popular apps crashing," 11 July 2020 But being able to integrate new DNA into the genome of a living animal from just a direct shot of RNA has never been done before. Megan Molteni, Wired, "This Company Wants to Rewrite the Future of Genetic Disease," 7 July 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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29 Jul 2020

Cite this Entry

“Integrate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/integrate. Accessed 3 Aug. 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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