Definition of integrate verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

      

    integrate

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    verb
    BrE BrE//ˈɪntɪɡreɪt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɪntɪɡreɪt//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they integrate
    BrE BrE//ˈɪntɪɡreɪt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɪntɪɡreɪt//
     
    he / she / it integrates
    BrE BrE//ˈɪntɪɡreɪts//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɪntɪɡreɪts//
     
    past simple integrated
    BrE BrE//ˈɪntɪɡreɪtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɪntɪɡreɪtɪd//
     
    past participle integrated
    BrE BrE//ˈɪntɪɡreɪtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɪntɪɡreɪtɪd//
     
    -ing form integrating
    BrE BrE//ˈɪntɪɡreɪtɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɪntɪɡreɪtɪŋ//
     
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  1. 1[intransitive, transitive] to combine two or more things so that they work together; to combine with something else in this way integrate into/with something These programs will integrate with your existing software. integrate A (into/with B) | integrate A and B These programs can be integrated with your existing software.
  2. 2[intransitive, transitive] to become or make somebody become accepted as a member of a social group, especially when they come from a different culture integrate (into/with something) They have not made any effort to integrate with the local community. integrate somebody (into/with something) The policy is to integrate children with special needs into ordinary schools. compare segregate See related entries: Race, Immigration
  3. Word Origin mid 17th cent.: from Latin integrat- ‘made whole’, from the verb integrare, from integer ‘whole’, from in- (expressing negation) + the root of tangere ‘to touch’. Compare with integral and integrity.Extra examples The department has successfully integrated new ideas into the traditional course structure. The lower primary pupils are well integrated into the life of the school. The results should be integrated into the final report. They called for the defence system to be more closely integrated. They didn’t integrate with the other children. They soon became fully integrated into the local community. This computer program can be integrated with existing programs. a highly integrated approach to planning He proposes to integrate our reserve forces more closely with the regular forces.
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