integrate

[in-ti-greyt]

verb (used with object), in·te·grat·ed, in·te·grat·ing.

verb (used without object), in·te·grat·ed, in·te·grat·ing.


Origin of integrate

1630–40; < Latin integrātus past participle of integrāre to renew, restore. See integer, -ate1
Related formsin·te·gra·tive, adjectivede-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.self-in·te·grat·ing, adjectiveun·in·te·gra·tive, adjective

Synonyms for integrate

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Related Words for integrative

centripetal, integrable

Examples from the Web for integrative

Contemporary Examples of integrative

  • The Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine mentions two primary techniques—Gandusha and Kavala Graha.

  • I contemplate the advice of my dinner partner that day, a doctor whose specialty is integrative medicine.

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    February 19, 2010

  • He writes extensively on corporate strategy, executive compensation and governance, business design and integrative thinking.

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    January 12, 2010

  • No one in the cancer world, orthodox or alternative or integrative, can make that claim.

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    My War on Cancer

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    November 8, 2009


British Dictionary definitions for integrative

integrate

verb (ˈɪntɪˌɡreɪt)

to make or be made into a whole; incorporate or be incorporated
(tr) to designate (a school, park, etc) for use by all races or groups; desegregate
to amalgamate or mix (a racial or religious group) with an existing community
maths to perform an integration on (a quantity, expression, etc)

adjective (ˈɪntɪɡrɪt)

made up of parts; integrated
Derived Formsintegrable (ˈɪntəɡrəbəl), adjectiveintegrability, nounintegrative, adjective

Word Origin for integrate

C17: from Latin integrāre; see integer
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Word Origin and History for integrative

integrate

v.

1630s, "to render (something) whole," from Latin integratus, past participle 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 U.S. presidential contest. Related: Integrated; integrating.

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