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
2a : to incorporate into a larger unit
b : to unite with something else
3a : desegregate integrate school districts
b : to end the segregation of and bring into equal membership in society or an organization
4 : to find the integral of (something, such as a function or equation)

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 Brazil took in some 150,000 Haitians from 2015 to 2020 and has also struggled to integrate them, with many of them coming to Chile. Ryan Dube, WSJ, 17 Dec. 2021 But soon after its inception, schools on Capitol Hill learned of the program and reached out to integrate it into their curriculum. Washington Post, 12 Dec. 2021 It's been clear for a while that Gelsinger didn't necessarily know what to do with Mobileye, nor how best to integrate it within Intel's operations. Christiaan Hetzner, Fortune, 7 Dec. 2021 The next goal is to map the entire physical world to better integrate it with digital objects. Steven Levy, Wired, 8 Nov. 2021 Even before the pandemic upended the way people consume entertainment, Imax has pushed to more aggressively integrate itself in the moviemaking process. Rebecca Rubin, Variety, 5 Nov. 2021 Thus, the natural strategy won't be to abandon VPNs wholesale — a risky strategy — but to integrate them with additional layers of security and connectivity capabilities. Francis Dinha, Forbes, 25 Oct. 2021 Taylor Decker took only walk-through reps in his return to practice Wednesday, but the Detroit Lions plan to slowly integrate him into team drills this week. Dave Birkett, Detroit Free Press, 14 Oct. 2021 The authorities say their goal is not to eliminate Uyghurs but to integrate them, and that harsh measures are necessary to curb extremism. BostonGlobe.com, 10 Oct. 2021

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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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“Integrate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/integrate. Accessed 19 Jan. 2022.

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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 integrate (audio) \ noun

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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