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Meaning of “integrate” in the English Dictionary

"integrate" in British English

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integrateverb

uk   /ˈɪn.tɪ.ɡreɪt/  us   /-t̬ə-/
C1 [I or T] to ​mix with and ​joinsociety or a ​group of ​people, often ​changing to ​suittheir 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 intoyournormallife. The ​idea with ​youngchildren is to integrate ​learning withplay.
integrated
adjective uk   /-ɡreɪ.tɪd/  us   /-ɡreɪ.t̬ɪd/
The town's ​modernarchitecture is very well integrated with the ​old.
integration
noun [U] uk   /ˌɪn.tɪˈɡreɪ.ʃən/  us   /-t̬ə-/

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C1 racial/​cultural integration
(Definition of integrate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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integrateverb [T]

 us   /ˈɪn·təˌɡreɪt/
to end the ​separation of ​people by ​race, ​sex, ​nationalorigin, etc., in an ​organization or in ​society: Until President Truman integrated the ​armedforces in 1948, ​African-Americansoldiersserved in ​segregatedarmyunits. To integrate is also to ​combine two or more things to make something more ​effective: We were ​taught how to integrate ​computer use into ​normalclassroomprocedures.
integration
noun [U]  us   /ˌɪn·təˈɡreɪ·ʃən/
(Definition of integrate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"integrate" in Business English

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integrateverb

uk   us   /ˈɪntɪɡreɪt/
[T] to ​combine two or more things into one: integrate sth with sth We're ​planning to integrate the ​salesdepartment with the ​marketingdepartment.integrate sth into sth We need to ​develop an ​onlineshoppingapplication and integrate it into our ​website.
[I or T] to become ​part of a ​group of ​people: Her work's good and she seems to have integrated socially.integrate sb into sth Our ​inductionprogram helps new ​staffmembers to integrate themselves into the ​team.integrate with sth Dave seems to be ​finding it hard to integrate with his ​colleagues.
(Definition of integrate from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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