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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Recent Examples on the Web

This isn't Meghan's first time integrating performing arts with her royal work. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle's Latest Royal Meeting Is a Nod to Her Acting Roots," 13 Dec. 2018 The first apps to be integrated today are Frame.io, Shutterstock, and CatDV, which can be downloaded for free from the Mac App Store. Dami Lee, The Verge, "Apple adds third-party app integration to Final Cut Pro X," 15 Nov. 2018 Witches remain in as fashion serves up The Craft realness and the average 20-something integrates burning sage and reading her tarot cards (or looking at an app that does it) into her self-care routine. Aimee Lutkin, Marie Claire, "Charmed, Sabrina, and the Return of the Dark Witch," 6 Sep. 2018 That said, integrating a skin-care routine specifically targeting KP can help minimize the appearance of bumps and uneven texture. Karina Hoshikawa, Allure, "Skinfix's Renewing Body Scrub & Cream Combo Is the Most Effective Keratosis Pilaris Treatment I've Ever Used," 27 Aug. 2018 This new off-the-shelf camera system Uber is integrating will instead detect distracted driving in real time, log it into the system automatically, and then make a noise to alert the driver to pay attention. Johana Bhuiyan, Recode, "Months after a self-driving crash, Uber is being slower and more deliberate as it gets back on public roads to test its technology," 24 July 2018 Most white people—and a good many African Americans—in the late 1940s and early 1950s believed that white and black children would never be able to learn in an integrated setting. Melinda D. Anderson, The Atlantic, "The Forgotten Girls Who Led the School-Desegregation Movement," 30 May 2018 Valerio Crespi from the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said integrating agriculture and aquaculture could provide protein to rural and isolated desert communities globally but cautioned about over-use of underground water. Thin Lei Win, The Christian Science Monitor, "Algeria invests in desert fish farming to boost food production," 21 May 2018 The College is a subsidiary of Good Samaritan Hospital, a partner of the TriHealth Inc. integrated health care system. Cincinnati Enquirer, Cincinnati.com, "If Healthcare is your Passion, Check out Good Samaritan College!," 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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