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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The party, which has worked to moderate its image in past years, gained on a backlash against the challenges of integrating hundreds of thousands of immigrants that arrived in the Scandinavian nation of 10 million over the past years. Fox News, "The Latest: Sweden faces uncertainty after close election," 10 Sep. 2018 Cardi B has long worn Fashion Nova on her Instagram, unabashedly integrating it into her luxury wardrobe that includes plenty of Gucci and Moschino. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "The First Look at Cardi B’s Collaboration With Fashion Nova," 15 Nov. 2018 Walmart also is working on integrating its supply chain with its Jet.com division. Heather Haddon, WSJ, "Online Orders Force Supermarkets to Rethink Their Stores," 2 Oct. 2018 Mangana has done extensive research on VR and is working on a capstone project focused on integrating the technology into education at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College. Willie James Inman, Fox News, "Virtual reality developers aim to spark tech boom in the Deep South," 14 July 2018 Since Durant arrived in 2016, the Warriors have worked on integrating another major scorer into their motion offense. Al Saracevic, San Francisco Chronicle, "Warriors fans criticizing Kevin Durant? C’mon people," 27 May 2018 Renamo’s interim leader, Ossufo Momade, repeated the demand for more autonomy on Wednesday but committed the movement to negotiations, saying discussions also should focus on integrating Renamo’s fighters into the national army. Washington Post, "Thousands mourn Mozambique rebel leader as talks to press on," 9 May 2018 This is the tile — This is integrated with the roof. Eric Johnson, Recode, "Full Q&A: Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk on Recode Decode," 2 Nov. 2018 Early in 2019, ArianeGroup plans to assemble the first Vinci engine flight model, which will then be integrated with the upper stage of the first Ariane 6 launcher flight model. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "Rocket Report: SpaceX nabs another contract, Vector cashes in, Vulcan delay," 26 Oct. 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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