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 Soros previously pledged $1 billion to help establish the Open Society University Network, which globally connects educational institutions to integrate curricula and encourage civic engagement among students. Mica Soellner, Washington Examiner, "George Soros gives $500 million to New York liberal arts college, largest donation in higher education history: Report," 2 Apr. 2021 Like those systems, Smith said South Shore would work to better coordinate and integrate care across its sites and improve the flow of patients, particularly in the busy emergency department. BostonGlobe.com, "After exploring merger options, South Shore Health will stay independent," 31 Mar. 2021 At the hearing on Thursday, John Boyd, the president of the National Black Farmers Association, told Mr. Vilsack that the onus was on him to integrate minority farmers into the agriculture sector. New York Times, "Biden Administration Ramps Up Debt Relief Program to Help Black Farmers," 25 Mar. 2021 This fusion of different dimensions from the solution space would provide ways to natively integrate and support different flavors of data. Sachin Sinha, Forbes, "Why A Novel Data Processing Philosophy Is Necessary For An Emerging Data Trend," 17 Mar. 2021 Adidas and Nike have also spent to digitally integrate their supply chains and increase automation. Marc Bain, Quartz, "Nike and Adidas are locked in a digital arms race," 10 Mar. 2021 High-income countries (HICs) have different problems tackling NCDs, such as aging populations, a lack of adherence to medication, and a failure to integrate and coordinate care, Salem says. Scientific American, "Fighting the Quiet Crisis of Noncommunicable Diseases," 27 Jan. 2021 Other projects include helping Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo subsidiary integrate self-driving technology into vehicles and working with Sony Corp. to produce the futuristic Vision S prototype car. Chris Bryant, Chron, "A $21 billion wager on who will build the Apple car," 11 Jan. 2021 That pressure comes as MTC is studying how to integrate fares and who would be responsible for running a new system. Mallory Moench, SFChronicle.com, "Bay Area transit can be a complex, costly ‘nightmare.’ The pandemic might help fix that," 1 Jan. 2021

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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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12 Apr 2021

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“Integrate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/integrate. Accessed 19 Apr. 2021.

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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 integrate (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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