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integrate

[in-ti-greyt] /ˈɪn tɪˌgreɪt/
verb (used with object), integrated, integrating.
1.
to bring together or incorporate (parts) into a whole.
2.
to make up, combine, or complete to produce a whole or a larger unit, as parts do.
3.
to unite or combine.
4.
to give or cause to give equal opportunity and consideration to (a racial, religious, or ethnic group or a member of such a group):
to integrate minority groups in the school system.
5.
to combine (educational facilities, classes, and the like, previously segregated by race) into one unified system; desegregate.
6.
to give or cause to give members of all races, religions, and ethnic groups an equal opportunity to belong to, be employed by, be customers of, or vote in (an organization, place of business, city, state, etc.):
to integrate a restaurant; to integrate a country club.
7.
Mathematics. to find the integral of.
8.
to indicate the total amount or the mean value of.
verb (used without object), integrated, integrating.
9.
to become integrated.
10.
to meld with and become part of the dominant culture.
11.
Mathematics.
  1. to perform the operation of integration.
  2. to find the solution to a differential equation.
Origin
1630-1640
1630-40; < Latin integrātus past participle of integrāre to renew, restore. See integer, -ate1
Related forms
integrative, adjective
de-integrate, verb, de-integrated, de-integrating.
reintegrate, verb, reintegrated, reintegrating.
self-integrating, adjective
unintegrative, adjective
Synonyms
2. merge, unify, fuse, mingle.
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Examples for integrate
  • She was unusual in her ability to integrate her latent literary gifts into her conscious self.
  • Or a grocer's glove with sensors that integrate temperature, smell and vision to determine if produce has gone bad.
  • But previous technology has struggled to integrate a sensor and an actuator.
  • There are also plans to integrate standard sensors for acceleration, light levels, and salinity as well.
  • There are nine other deaf children at the school, although they have had time to adapt and integrate.
  • Physically, they integrate the surface water runoff into organized drainage nets.
  • It helps you integrate tweeting into your regular workflow, and builds expectations among your followers.
  • They could integrate the functionality and design of the hardware and software as they see fit.
  • So writing my first book was both an act of personal recovery as well as an attempt to integrate my life's disparate interests.
  • We integrate ideas to get to a new way of accomplishing something, performing a task, creating a service.
British Dictionary definitions for integrate

integrate

verb (ˈɪntɪˌɡreɪt)
1.
to make or be made into a whole; incorporate or be incorporated
2.
(transitive) to designate (a school, park, etc) for use by all races or groups; desegregate
3.
to amalgamate or mix (a racial or religious group) with an existing community
4.
(maths) to perform an integration on (a quantity, expression, etc)
adjective (ˈɪntɪɡrɪt)
5.
made up of parts; integrated
Derived Forms
integrable (ˈɪntəɡrəbəl) adjective
integrability, noun
integrative, adjective
Word Origin
C17: from Latin integrāre; see integer
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Word Origin and History for integrate
integrate
1630s, "to render (something) whole," from L. integratus, pp. of integrare "make whole," from integer "whole" (see integer). Meaning "to put together parts or elements and combine them into a whole" is from 1802. Integrate in the "racially desegregate" sense is a back formation from integration, dating to the 1948 to U.S. presidential contest.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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