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)

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
Recent Examples on the Web These tools are on their way to becoming deeply integrated into our work environments. Ethan Mollick, TIME, 1 Apr. 2024 From 1939 to 1941, Holiday headlined at Café Society, the iconoclastic Greenwich Village nightclub known for integrating both its talent and its audience. Paul Alexander, Washington Post, 30 Mar. 2024 See all Example Sentences for integrate 

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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 12 Apr. 2024.

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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