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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for integrate in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913)


Borrowed from Latin integrātus, perfect participle of integrō (I make whole, I renew, I repair, I begin again), from integer (whole, fresh); see integer, integral.


  • IPA(key): /ˈɪntəɡɹeɪt/
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integrate (third-person singular simple present integrates, present participle integrating, simple past and past participle integrated)

  1. To form into one whole; to make entire; to complete; to renew; to restore; to perfect.
  2. To include as a constituent part or functionality.
    They were keen to integrate their new skills into the performance.
  3. To indicate the whole of; to give the sum or total of; as, an integrating anemometer, one that indicates or registers the entire action of the wind in a given time.
  4. (mathematics) To subject to the operation of integration; to find the integral of an equation.
  5. To desegregate, as a school or neighborhood.
    Antonym: segregate
    The refugees were well integrated into the community.
    • 2020 July 18, Bernard Lafayette Jr., “The First Time John Lewis and I Integrated the Buses”, in New York Times[1]:
      I continued on the bus without him. It worked out fine. I went on to Tampa, Fla. That was the first time we integrated the buses. All the way down, sitting in the front row.
  6. (genetics) To combine compatible elements in order to incorporate them.


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Etymology 1[edit]



  1. inflection of integrare:
    1. second-person plural present indicative
    2. second-person plural imperative

Etymology 2[edit]


integrate f pl

  1. feminine plural of integrato





  1. vocative masculine singular of integrātus