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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In many cases, school twinning is integrated into a community-wide P2G relationship, the Jewish Agency's strategic initiative that connects 46 city-to-city and region-to-region partnerships. Sun-Sentinel.com, "Jewish Agency to expand school-twinning program," 10 July 2018 There, culinary methods are integrated into the cocktail program, and everything but the spirits is house-made. Natasha Bourlin, SFChronicle.com, "Increasingly hip Midtown Reno has a glow that’s not from neon," 29 June 2018 Facial recognition has also been integrated into Global Entry kiosks at Orlando International, which until now had relied solely on fingerprints to verify identity. Sebastian Modak, Condé Nast Traveler, "Orlando Airport Will Be First in the U.S. to Scan Faces of All International Passengers," 22 June 2018 These payment methods are now integrated into every aspect of Chinese life, especially online shopping. Will Ford, Outside Online, "Can American Brands Tap the Chinese Outdoor Market?," 20 June 2018 Northside has worked to integrate reading and writing instruction in all subjects, Jordan said. Alia Malik, San Antonio Express-News, "Bexar’s largest school districts improved their STAAR English II exam results," 6 June 2018 LinkedIn has been officially integrated into Microsoft's subscription Office 365 products. Eric Limer, Popular Mechanics, "Microsoft Is Buying GitHub: What Does That Mean?," 4 June 2018 As for the home’s operating functions, each program is carefully integrated. Lauren Ro, Curbed, "377-square-foot apartment is super-optimized for all your needs," 9 May 2018 Marshak’s translations sound so natural to the Russian ear that many of Lear’s phrases have become integrated into everyday speech. Junot Díaz, The New Yorker, "The Mail," 7 May 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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