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
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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Discover how service can be integrated with conservation efforts to preserve Ecuador's delicate ecosystems. National Geographic, "https://www.nationalgeographic.com/expeditions/trip-types/student/middle-school/teen-galapagos-ecuador-tours.html," 12 June 2019 In March, Super Hi-Fi announced a partnership with fitness company Peloton to integrate their technology with the company’s high-tech stationary bikes and treadmills. Chris Eggertsen, Billboard, "Universal Music Group Partners With AI Tech Company Super Hi-Fi," 5 June 2019 Instead, the account is tied to your iPhone/Apple ID and generates a unique number for every single transaction (unclear how this will integrate with online purchases where those are required fields and Apple Pay is not yet an option). Andrew Moseman, Popular Mechanics, "Apple Is a Credit Card Company Now," 25 Mar. 2019 However, municipal officials like Ryan Russo, the head of Oakland’s Department of Transportation, are trying to sort out how these e-scooters should properly integrate with the existing city infrastructure. Cyrus Farivar, Ars Technica, "Oakland official: “We want to get Americans out of their cars and solve racism”," 12 Dec. 2018 Disagreement centres on how to integrate migrants into the labour market. Jane Stueckemann, Houston Chronicle, "New app helps highlight offerings in northwest Houston," 31 May 2018 Also at issue is how to integrate the country’s vast and predominantly Shiite militia structure into the security forces. Philip Issa, USA TODAY, "Early results in Iraq election favor populist cleric al-Sadr," 14 May 2018 The house was the first project in the Charleston historic district to use solar roof panels and double-sided solar panels are also integrated into the railing to take advantage of the reflective light from the water below. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Grand home built in scenic Charleston harbor asks $7.9M," 6 Nov. 2018 Unlike most of the land along the river, the pier site is fully integrated into Center City and its transit network. Inga Saffron, Philly.com, "Let's not welcome a Wawa on Philadelphia's Delaware waterfront | Inga Saffron," 4 July 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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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 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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