integrate

verb
in·te·grate | \ˈin-tə-ˌgrāt \
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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Part of their job this summer is to help integrate two new starting safeties into the secondary. Steve Reaven, chicagotribune.com, "Carson Kosonovich, Donovan Perkins still shutting the door in New Trier secondary," 14 July 2018 Japan also needs to do more to help integrate foreigners, says Iki Tanaka, who runs Youth Support Centre Global School, a private institute in Fussa, a city of 60,000 people west of Tokyo. The Economist, "Japan is finally starting to admit more foreign workers," 5 July 2018 The seven-a-side tournament is held in central Dublin and draws players from refugee communities all over Ireland whose countries of origin range from Vietnam to South Sudan, with the aim of raising awareness and helping them to integrate. Cormac O'brien, The Christian Science Monitor, "Refugees in Ireland find their footing with soccer tournament," 5 July 2018 At Carver Middle School in Delray Beach, which has an International Baccalaureate magnet, sixth-graders get iPads and an academic coach who is helping to integrate science and technology into the curriculum. Lois K. Solomon, Sun-Sentinel.com, "There's still room at magnet schools in Delray Beach and Boynton Beach," 2 July 2018 The use of prepaid, subsidized passes could serve riders who don’t have credit cards, and ride-hailing could be integrated as part of an on-demand service to help people get to and from transit. Alissa Walker, Curbed, "Lyft and Uber serve low-income communities better than taxis, says study," 2 July 2018 Though girls will be fully integrated in February, troops and dens will not be co-ed, said Matt Armstrong, director of marketing and communications for the Boy Scout's Heart of America Council. Cortlynn Stark, kansascity, "More than 100 Kansas City girls have joined Cub Scouts. Here's why," 25 June 2018 The macaroni style, brought from Italy and France by men who had made the Grand Tour, proved hard to integrate into English society, which was unused to such frippery. George Prochnik, The New Yorker, "Briefly Noted," 24 June 2018 And in an effort to fold BART into the city’s broader efforts to address quality-of-life-problems, the transit agency will be integrated into the city’s Healthy Streets Operations Center. Dominic Fracassa, SFChronicle.com, "BART’s Civic Center station gets needle kiosk as part of cleanup push," 20 June 2018

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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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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 \
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 \
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 \ 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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