Meaning of “integrate” in the English Dictionary

"integrate" in British English

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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.
adjective uk /ˈɪn.tɪ.ɡreɪ.tɪd/ us /ˈɪn.t̬ə.ɡreɪ.t̬ɪd/

The town's modern architecture is very well integrated with the old.
noun [ U ] uk /ˌɪn.tɪˈɡreɪ.ʃən/ us /ˌɪn.t̬əˈɡreɪ.ʃən/



racial/cultural integration

(Definition of “integrate” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"integrate" in American English

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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.
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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uk /ˈɪntɪɡreɪt/ us

[ 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)