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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There’s also the question of integrating these generators on the grid and compensating for them when the sun sets or the wind stops blowing, a service that comes with a cost. Umair Irfan, Vox, "Subsidies helped wind and solar mature in Europe. Now they’re thriving on their own.," 30 May 2018 The Yankees could point to a lengthy track record — most of it good — of integrating Japanese players into their organization, including stars like Hideki Matsui and Masahiro Tanaka. New York Times, "Shohei Ohtani Is a Perfect Fit. Just Not in New York.," 25 May 2018 While Koss hasn’t delivered an abject failure with its 2018 update, the company certainly hasn’t done enough of the hard work of integrating the old with the new in a smooth and coherent manner. Vlad Savov, The Verge, "Koss Porta Pro Wireless review: a classic mistake," 3 May 2018 Broadcom, formerly known as Avago Technologies, argues there are clear benefits to integrating software with chips. Miriam Gottfried, WSJ, "Broadcom Shares Sink as Latest Deal Puzzles Wall Street," 12 July 2018 Its products are being integrated in Apple’s new AirPlay 2 wireless music-streaming system and Google’s Assistant. Bloomberg, latimes.com, "Wireless speaker pioneer Sonos files for U.S. IPO," 6 July 2018 Part of their job this summer is to help integrate two new starting safeties into the secondary. Steve Reaven, chicagotribune.com, "Carson Kosonovich, Donovan Perkins still shutting the door in New Trier secondary," 14 July 2018 Japan also needs to do more to help integrate foreigners, says Iki Tanaka, who runs Youth Support Centre Global School, a private institute in Fussa, a city of 60,000 people west of Tokyo. The Economist, "Japan is finally starting to admit more foreign workers," 5 July 2018 The seven-a-side tournament is held in central Dublin and draws players from refugee communities all over Ireland whose countries of origin range from Vietnam to South Sudan, with the aim of raising awareness and helping them to integrate. Cormac O'brien, The Christian Science Monitor, "Refugees in Ireland find their footing with soccer tournament," 5 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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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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