in·​te·​gra·​tion·​ist | \ ˌin-tə-ˈgrā-sh(ə-)nist How to pronounce integrationist (audio) \

Definition of integrationist

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

Other Words from integrationist

integrationist adjective

Examples of integrationist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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 George Romney, a Republican, is one of the public officials in American history who most vigorously pursued an integrationist agenda. Jake Blumgart, Slate Magazine, 2 June 2017 Suddenly, there is a spring in the European integrationist's step. Matt Qvortrup, CNN, 12 June 2017 Marriage equality was both subversive and integrationist. Andrew Sullivan, Daily Intelligencer, 23 June 2017

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First Known Use of integrationist

1951, in the meaning defined above

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“Integrationist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of integrationist

: a person who supports racial integration


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