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integrate

verb uk   /ˈɪn.tɪ.ɡreɪt/  us   /-t̬ə-/
C1 [I or T] to mix with and join society or a group of people, often changing to suit their way of life, habits, and customs: He seems to find it difficult to integrate socially. It's very difficult to integrate yourself into a society whose culture is so different from your own. Children are often very good at integrating into a new culture. [T] to combine two or more things in order to become more effective: You need to integrate exercise into your normal life. The idea with young children is to integrate learning with play.
integrated
adjective uk   /-ɡreɪ.tɪd/  us   /-ɡreɪ.t̬ɪd/
The town's modern architecture is very well integrated with the old.
integration
noun [U] uk   /ˌɪn.tɪˈɡreɪ.ʃən/  us   /-t̬ə-/
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C1 racial/cultural integration
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