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[ in-ti-greyt ]
/ ˈɪn tɪˌgreɪt /

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

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


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centripetal, integrable

Nearby words

integral test, integralism, integrand, integrant, integraph, integrate, integrated, integrated bar, integrated circuit, integrated data processing, integrated fire control

Origin of integrate

1630–40; < Latin integrātus past participle of integrāre to renew, restore. See integer, -ate1
SYNONYMS FOR integrate
Related forms Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for integrative

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

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

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

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

    My War on Cancer|Suzanne Somers|November 8, 2009|DAILY BEAST

British Dictionary definitions for integrative


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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for integrative



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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper