integrate

verb

in·​te·​grate ˈin-tə-ˌgrāt How to pronounce integrate (audio)
integrated; integrating

transitive verb

1
: to form, coordinate, or blend into a functioning or unified whole : unite
2
a
: to incorporate into a larger unit
b
: to unite with something else
3
a
: 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)

Example Sentences

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
Recent Examples on the Web During its latest earning reports, PayPal (via MacRumors) shared the news that PayPal and Venmo iOS apps will soon integrate with Tap to Pay feature. José Adorno, BGR, 4 Nov. 2022 Vehicles continue to get even more safe as automakers across the board test, develop and integrate new safety technologies that can help save lives and prevent injuries. CBS News, 31 Oct. 2022 Dishes like a Sinhalese black pork curry, adopted by her grandparents while weathering decades of civil war in a southern stronghold, speak to the need to flee, adapt and integrate. Lauren Joseph, WSJ, 14 Oct. 2022 The Nigerian fintech platform is focused on developing open infrastructure that helps to layer and integrate various financial platforms. Ilona Limonta-volkova, Forbes, 11 Oct. 2022 The hospitals will also still retain their own department chiefs even as many areas integrate. Jessica Bartlett, BostonGlobe.com, 27 Sep. 2022 Each treatment session occurred in the presence of a therapist to help process and integrate thoughts or emotions over a two-day period. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, 24 Aug. 2022 For starters, cognitive abilities gradually decline with age, meaning that our ability to process and integrate all the incoming information described above takes longer and is less efficient. Bryant Stamford, The Courier-Journal, 21 July 2022 Those wishing to register or integrate their surveillance cameras can do so at connectatlanta.org. Shaddi Abusaid, ajc, 21 June 2022 See More

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Word History

Etymology

Latin integratus, past participle of integrare, from integr-, integer

First Known Use

circa 1586, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of integrate was circa 1586

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Cite this Entry

“Integrate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/integrate. Accessed 26 Nov. 2022.

Kids Definition

integrate

verb

in·​te·​grate ˈint-ə-ˌgrāt How to pronounce integrate (audio)
integrated; integrating
1
: to form or unite into a whole
2
: to form or unite into a larger unit
especially : to end the segregation of and bring into common and equal membership in society
3
: desegregate
integrate school districts
4
: to become integrated

Medical Definition

integrate

transitive verb

in·​te·​grate ˈint-ə-ˌgrāt How to pronounce integrate (audio)
integrated; integrating
: to form or blend into a unified whole : cause to undergo integration
an integrated personality
integrator noun

Legal Definition

integrate

verb

in·​te·​grate
integrated; integrating

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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