[ in-ti-greyt ]
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verb (used with object),in·te·grat·ed, in·te·grat·ing.
  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.

  1. to unite or combine.

  2. 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.

  3. to combine (previously segregated educational facilities, classes, and the like) into one unified system; desegregate.

  4. to give or cause to give members of all racial, religious, 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.

  5. Mathematics. to find the value of the integral of (a function).

  6. to indicate the total amount or the mean value of.

verb (used without object),in·te·grat·ed, in·te·grat·ing.
  1. to become integrated.

  2. to meld with and become part of the dominant culture.

  1. Mathematics.

    • to perform the operation of integration, or finding the integral of a function or equation.

    • to find the solution to a differential equation.

Origin of integrate

First recorded in 1630–40; from Latin integrātus, past participle of integrāre “to renew, restore”; see integer, -ate1

Other words for integrate

Other words from integrate

  • in·te·gra·tive, adjective
  • de-in·te·grate, verb, de-in·te·grat·ed, de-in·te·grat·ing.
  • re·in·te·grate, verb, re·in·te·grat·ed, re·in·te·grat·ing.
  • un·in·te·gra·tive, adjective

Words Nearby integrate Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use integrate in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for integrate


  1. to make or be made into a whole; incorporate or be incorporated

  2. (tr) to designate (a school, park, etc) for use by all races or groups; desegregate

  1. to amalgamate or mix (a racial or religious group) with an existing community

  2. maths to perform an integration on (a quantity, expression, etc)

  1. made up of parts; integrated

Origin of integrate

C17: from Latin integrāre; see integer

Derived forms of integrate

  • integrable (ˈɪntəɡrəbəl), adjective
  • integrability, noun
  • integrative, adjective

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