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 Forced to leave his native Turkey after deserting the army, the main character James struggles to integrate in Denmark and turns to the criminal world. Annika Pham, Variety, 25 Aug. 2021 Tuesday’s deal will help FTX integrate the service in a broader array of businesses, Mr. Bankman-Fried said. Alexander Osipovich, WSJ, 20 July 2021 Even after schools were ordered to racially integrate in the late 1950s, spelling bees were largely all-white affairs, thanks to regional organizers who routinely found ways to keep interested Black children from advancing in the contest. Shalini Shankar, The Conversation, 11 July 2021 Khoury and his siblings struggled to integrate into the Indianapolis community in the 1970s, but his son, who was born in Indianapolis, grappled with an identity that seemed undefined. Bridget Early, The Indianapolis Star, 19 June 2021 Then, there are psychological, organizational and societal factors to integrate in work relationships. Hec Paris Insights, Forbes, 15 June 2021 While Maharashtra has been organising dedicated camps for international students, Kerala has offered to integrate passport numbers in the vaccine certificates for ease of travel. Manavi Kapur, Quartz, 7 June 2021 New laws were created, successfully thwarting the court’s order until the federal government forced the state to integrate in the late 1960s, nearly 15 years after the original legal decision. Trisha Powell Crain | Tcrain@al.com, al, 18 May 2021 After pressure from student leaders, school officials moved to racially integrate the entire campus in 1964. Valeria Olivares, Dallas News, 28 Apr. 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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16 Sep 2021

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“Integrate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/integrate. Accessed 16 Sep. 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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