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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Journey of Water, Inspired by Moana The hit film gets its first Disney park attraction, though it was thoroughly integrated into the Polynesian Resort at Walt Disney World years ago. Chris Morris, Fortune, "Avengers, Moana Lead Upcoming Disney Park Additions," 23 Aug. 2019 Vistra estimates the deal will reduce costs by $25 million by folding Ambit's administrative functions into its own, allowing the companies to be integrated more quickly. Dallas News, "Texas electricity giant Vistra grows its market share with $475 million deal for Ambit Energy," 20 Aug. 2019 So part of the initial phase of the project was to see if machine learning algorithms could be integrated into the data analysis process. Jackie Snow, National Geographic, "Volcano forecasts could soon be a reality, thanks to AI," 9 Aug. 2019 Facebook has more than two billion users, many of whom will be able to tuck their Libra into Facebook’s signature wallet, Calibra, which will be integrated into Messenger and WhatsApp. Sue Halpern, The New Yorker, "Facebook’s Audacious Pitch for a Global Cryptocurrency," 30 July 2019 On mixed-use projects of 5 acres or more, developers would be required to provide connections to outside the community, such as bike lanes and walking paths, so the new development would be integrated into a neighborhood. David Garrick, San Diego Union-Tribune, "San Diego loosens zoning to encourage neighborhoods combining housing with jobs," 29 July 2019 If a school were perfectly integrated, students’ exposure to students of other races would match the national racial composition of students. Erica Frankenberg, The Conversation, "What school segregation looks like in the US today, in 4 charts," 19 July 2019 The technology is integrated into apps such as Google Assistant and is built into Pixel smartphones. Ken Colburn, azcentral, "Google Lens and visual search will change your life. Here's why," 15 July 2019 The hits kept coming The focus on downtown continued into the 1990s, when the Circle Centre Mall was integrated into a series of buildings not far from historic Monument Circle. Peter Krouse, cleveland.com, "Indianapolis surged under “Unigov,” while Cleveland just clunked along: Cleveland 2030, A Way Forward," 8 July 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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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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