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)

Example Sentences

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 Stardust enables developers to integrate NFTs into their games without having to understand blockchain themselves. Amy Shoenthal, Forbes, 11 Nov. 2022 On Thursday, OpenAI announced the introduction of an API for its DALL-E image synthesis model that will allow developers to easily integrate its AI image generation technology into their apps. Benj Edwards, Ars Technica, 3 Nov. 2022 In Poland, the vast majority of Ukrainian students have been mainstreamed into regular classrooms, a form of teaching that can help integrate newcomers, but can be challenging for students who don’t yet speak the language. Ladka Bauerova, Washington Post, 26 Oct. 2022 Paxos will provide trading and custody services on behalf of the banks, while Mastercard will help integrate the services into the banks’ interfaces. Vicky Ge Huang, WSJ, 17 Oct. 2022 The remaining money will go toward the foundation’s efforts to help immigrants integrate into the United States and Los Angeles, according to the nonprofit. Nathan Solis, Los Angeles Times, 29 Sep. 2022 Some readers also feature scrolling tickers or integrate into e-mail and Web browsers. Chicago Tribune, 22 Sep. 2022 The island also lacks large migrant services organizations that help newcomers integrate into local communities. Camilo Montoya-galvez, CBS News, 16 Sep. 2022 In other words, soft robots should more easily and safely integrate into regular human activity. Sophia Chen, WIRED, 12 Sep. 2022 See More

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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

Dictionary Entries Near integrate

Cite this Entry

“Integrate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/integrate. Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

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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