in·​te·​gra·​tion·​ist | \ˌin-tə-ˈgrā-sh(ə-)nist \

Definition of integrationist 

: a person who believes in, advocates, or practices social integration

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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, "Russia used to see itself as part of Europe. Here’s why that changed.," 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, "Macron’s European Dream," 27 Sep. 2017 George Romney, a Republican, is one of the public officials in American history who most vigorously pursued an integrationist agenda. Jake Blumgart, Slate Magazine, "Housing Is Shamefully Segregated. Who Segregated It?," 2 June 2017 Suddenly, there is a spring in the European integrationist's step. Matt Qvortrup, CNN, "European unity might still be doomed," 12 June 2017 Marriage equality was both subversive and integrationist. Andrew Sullivan, Daily Intelligencer, "The Perverse Presidency of Donald Trump," 23 June 2017

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First Known Use of integrationist

1951, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of integrationist

: a person who supports racial integration

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