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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Amazon is also integrating its Prime program into Whole Foods. Katherine Feser, Houston Chronicle, "American Furniture Warehouse buys sites for initial Texas stores," 2 July 2018 Even TripAdvisor has gotten into the game by integrating Grubhub into its website in the U.S. and Canada. Suzanne Rowan Kelleher, Condé Nast Traveler, "How Grubhub, Uber Eats, and Other Meal-Delivery Apps are Killing Hotel Room Service," 24 May 2018 The point is to beat the others at integrating their services into the lives of the population. Kaitlyn Tiffany, Vox, "Smart speakers are everywhere this holiday season, but they’re really a gift for big tech companies," 27 Nov. 2018 Please consult your doctor before integrating essential oils into your home or self-care routine. Alyssa Nassner, Curbed, "Cleansing 101: Keeping your home’s energy in check," 17 Oct. 2018 The public school system and local governments, in particular, were not prepared to support and help newcomers integrate into the community. Fox News, "Somali immigrants find growing acceptance in Minnesota," 25 Aug. 2018 With an editorial staff steeped in technology, the site has experimented with new ideas, including making bots that give readers the news and integrating ads into its news feed. Paul Mozur, BostonGlobe.com, "Quartz, Atlantic Media’s business news startup, is sold to Japanese firm," 3 July 2018 Under Jack Welch’s leadership, General Electric reinvented itself several times over by integrating new and innovative practices into its many lines of business. Polina Marinova, Fortune, "18 Biographies of the Most Successful People in Business," 22 June 2018 Rivals Bank of New York Mellon Corp. and BlackRock Inc. are going to be integrating customer data with each other in a new alliance both companies hope will jump-start growth. Justin Baer, WSJ, "Two Wall Street Giants Are Going to Be Linking Their Customers’ Data," 3 Apr. 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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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 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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