in·​te·​gra·​tion·​ist ˌin-tə-ˈgrā-sh(ə-)nist How to pronounce integrationist (audio)
: a person who believes in, advocates, or practices social integration
integrationist adjective

Examples of integrationist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web King, on the other hand, was viewed as an integrationist who believed that white and Black people could address those injustices together and eventually live side by side. Ronda Racha Penrice, NBC News, 3 Feb. 2024 Strategic autonomy could be the vision that rallies both integrationists such as Macron and more conservative figures such as Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz without giving in to the illiberalism of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban. Benjamin Haddad, Foreign Affairs, 17 Oct. 2018 One such group was Umbra, a collective of ideologically heterogeneous Black writers on Manhattan’s Lower East Side — among its members were the poets Thomas Dent, an integrationist, and Rolland Snellings (later known as Askia Touré), a Black nationalist — that formed in 1962. New York Times, 13 Oct. 2021 That’s the case even though Still, a committed integrationist, didn’t want his work to be viewed merely through a racial lens. New York Times, 28 May 2021 Instead of public debate and the inflamed passions of isolationists and integrationists, North Macedonia’s move toward increasing NATO’s ranks has been greeted with silence. Casey Michel, The New Republic, 16 Jan. 2020 His En Marche party aligned itself with the ragtag set of centrist parties known in Brussels by the acronym ALDE to stir up support for his integrationist agenda. The Editorial Board, WSJ, 27 Dec. 2018 In January 2010, Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan established the Eurasian Customs Union (ECU), which replaced the E.U. as Russia’s chief integrationist project. Andrew Foxall, Washington Post, 18 June 2018 Those experiences are a warning to Mr. Macron and other European integrationists that the bloc needs to aim for growth. The Editorial Board, WSJ, 27 Sep. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1951, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of integrationist was in 1951

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“Integrationist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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in·​te·​gra·​tion·​ist ˌint-ə-ˈgrā-sh(ə-)nəst How to pronounce integrationist (audio)
: a person who favors integration
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