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Topic: SOCIOLOGY

Date: 1600-1700
Language: Latin
Origin: , past participle of integrare, from integer; INTEGER

integrate

verb
     
in‧te‧grate [intransitive and transitive]
1 if two or more things integrate, or if you integrate them, they combine or work together in a way that makes something more effective
integrate (something) into/with something
Colourful illustrations are integrated into the text.
Transport planning should be integrated with energy policy.
computers of different makes that integrate with each other
2SS to become part of a group or society and be accepted by them, or to help someone do this
integrate (somebody) into/with something
We're looking for people who can integrate with a team.
Many children with learning difficulties are integrated into ordinary schools.
3 especially American English to end the practice of separating people of different races in schools, colleges etc [= desegregate; ≠ segregate]
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