integrate Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “integrate” in the English Dictionary

"integrate" in British English

See all translations

integrateverb

uk   /ˈɪn.tɪ.ɡreɪt/  us   /ˈɪn.t̬ə.ɡreɪt/
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   /ˈɪn.tɪ.ɡreɪ.tɪd/  us   /ˈɪn.t̬ə.ɡreɪ.t̬ɪd/
The town's modern architecture is very well integrated with the old.
integration
noun [U] uk   /ˌɪn.tɪˈɡreɪ.ʃən/  us   /ˌɪn.t̬əˈɡreɪ.ʃən/

expend iconexpend iconMore examples

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

"integrate" in American English

See all translations

integrateverb [T]

 us   /ˈɪn·təˌɡreɪt/
to end the separation of people by race, sex, national origin, etc., in an organization or in society: Until President Truman integrated the armed forces in 1948, African-American soldiers served in segregated army units.
To integrate is also to combine two or more things to make something more effective: We were taught how to integrate computer use into normal classroom procedures.
integration
noun [U]  us   /ˌɪn·təˈɡreɪ·ʃən/
(Definition of integrate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"integrate" in Business English

See all translations

integrateverb

uk   us   /ˈɪntɪɡreɪt/
[T] to combine two or more things into one: integrate sth with sth We're planning to integrate the sales department with the marketing department.integrate sth into sth We need to develop an online shopping application 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 induction program helps new staff members 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)
What is the pronunciation of integrate?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“integrate” in British English

“integrate” in American English

“integrate” in Business English

A bunch of stuff about plurals
A bunch of stuff about plurals
by ,
May 24, 2016
by Colin McIntosh One of the many ways in which English differs from other languages is its use of uncountable nouns to talk about collections of objects: as well as never being used in the plural, they’re never used with a or an. Examples are furniture (plural in German and many other languages), cutlery (plural in Italian), and

Read More 

Word of the Day

parasol

a type of sunshade (= round frame covered in cloth on a stick) carried especially by women in the past, to give protection from the sun

Word of the Day

convo noun
convo noun
May 23, 2016
informal a conversation The convo around concussions mostly focuses on guys who play football, but Chastain thinks that this whole thing could be a headache for women too.

Read More