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 By automatically identifying lower-cost resources from one operating system to another in real time, the imbalance market has helped reduce costs, integrate more renewable sources and save money for utility customers. Rob Nikolewski, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Can a multi-state energy grid avert power outages in California?," 6 Sep. 2020 Puente is considered the first Latin musician to integrate mambo music in a big-band format and to introduce it to mainstream American audiences. Deborah Ramirez, sun-sentinel.com, "Life of jazz great Tito Puente celebrated in livestream concert from Miami Beach on Sept. 6," 4 Sep. 2020 The company also announced a new chip brand called Evo, which will integrate Intel's graphics processor and be featured in the highest-end laptops. Jordan Valinsky, CNN, "Intel has a new logo and jingle," 2 Sep. 2020 The team also this summer removed references to its founding owner, George Preston Marshall, who named the team in the 1930s and was the last owner in the N.F.L. to integrate his roster. Ken Belson, New York Times, "Washington Hires Former Player as N.F.L.’s First Black Team President," 17 Aug. 2020 Rivers plans to integrate all of those players both for a full-fledged practice Saturday and for Game 1 against Dallas on Monday. Mark Medina, USA TODAY, "Opinion: Will Clippers benefit or struggle in playoffs by prioritizing health over on-court time?," 15 Aug. 2020 This bundle of about 600 fruit fly neurons, colored for contrast, allows a fly to integrate and act on information that its senses gather. National Geographic, "Beetle behinds, flamingo friendships, and other wonders," 11 Aug. 2020 TikTok has begun introducing features that let users link out to products; as an owner, Walmart could integrate more in-app functions and let its marketplace sellers easily set up shop on TikTok as well. Marc Bain, Quartz, "Walmart’s TikTok bid is a risky bet on the direction of US retail," 29 Aug. 2020 Kingsbury did integrate his tight ends more and more as the season went on. Katherine Fitzgerald, The Arizona Republic, "Cardinals' TE Dan Arnold prepares for bigger role: 'We're hoping he can build with us'," 25 Aug. 2020

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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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15 Sep 2020

Cite this Entry

“Integrate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/integrate. Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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More Definitions for integrate

integrate

verb
How to pronounce integrate (audio)

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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