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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Rivals Bank of New York Mellon Corp. and BlackRock Inc. are going to be integrating customer data with each other in a new alliance both companies hope will jump-start growth. Justin Baer, WSJ, "Two Wall Street Giants Are Going to Be Linking Their Customers’ Data," 3 Apr. 2019 After a two month hiatus, the singer/actor/designer seems to be slowly integrating herself back into public life, and luckily for us, serving some wardrobe inspiration along the way. Alyssa Hardy, Teen Vogue, "Selena Gomez Wore a Bra as a Top in the Woods After Her 2 Month Hiatus," 20 Dec. 2018 Microsoft’s new search experience will be contextual per application, and will even integrate third-party services in 2019. Tom Warren, The Verge, "Microsoft Search will power search results across Office, Windows, and more," 24 Sep. 2018 Devlin: Tessie Prevost-Williams and Leona Tate integrated T.J. Semmes Elementary School in New Orleans, in third grade. Melinda D. Anderson, The Atlantic, "The Forgotten Girls Who Led the School-Desegregation Movement," 30 May 2018 Hospitals were forced to open their doors to black patients by the late 1960s in response to a federal requirement for hospitals to integrate in order to receive Medicaid funds. Maria Clark, NOLA.com, "Inequity in New Orleans' health system has adversely affected black New Orleanians, report says," 30 May 2018 The 2018 Nashville Film Festival kicked off with music integrated in film with Steven Tyler's documentary Steven Tyler: Out On A Limb. Chuck Dauphin, Billboard, "Nashville Film Festival Plays Matchmaker for Music Supervisors and Publishers at Annual Confab," 21 May 2018 This top-performing model has 24-inch deep side panels that integrate seamlessly into any kitchen. Betty Gold, Good Housekeeping, "7 Best Counter-Depth Refrigerators to Buy in 2019, Reviewed By Kitchen Appliance Experts," 27 Feb. 2019 Vermont saw its overdose death rate drop by nearly 7 percent last year with the continued expansion of a hub and spoke system that integrates addiction treatment into the rest of health care. German Lopez, Vox, "Drug overdose deaths were so bad in 2017, they reduced overall life expectancy," 29 Nov. 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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The first known use of integrate was circa 1586

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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 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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