Meaning of INTEGRATE in English

INTEGRATE

transcription, транскрипция: [ ɪntɪgreɪt ]

( integrates, integrating, integrated)

Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.

1.

If someone integrates into a social group, or is integrated into it, they behave in such a way that they become part of the group or are accepted into it.

He didn’t integrate successfully into the Italian way of life...

Integrating the kids with the community, finding them a role, is essential...

The way Swedes integrate immigrants is, she feels, 100% more advanced...

If they want to integrate, that’s fine with me.

VERB : V into/with n , V n into/with n , V n , V

• in‧te‧grat‧ed

He thinks we are living in a fully integrated, supportive society.

ADJ

• in‧te‧gra‧tion

...the integration of disabled people into mainstream society.

N-UNCOUNT : usu with supp , oft N of n

2.

When races integrate or when schools and organizations are integrated , people who are black or belong to ethnic minorities can join white people in their schools and organizations. ( AM )

Schools came to us because they wanted to integrate...

Encouraging teacher transfer would not, by itself, integrate the teaching corps.

VERB : V , V n

• in‧te‧grat‧ed

...a black honor student in Chicago’s integrated Lincoln Park High School.

ADJ : ADJ n

• in‧te‧gra‧tion

Lots of people in Chicago don’t see that racial border. They see progress towards integration.

N-UNCOUNT

3.

If you integrate one thing with another, or one thing integrates with another, the two things become closely linked or form part of a whole idea or system. You can also say that two things integrate .

Integrating the pound with other European currencies could cause difficulties...

Ann wanted the conservatory to integrate with the kitchen...

Little attempt was made to integrate the parts into a coherent whole...

Talks will now begin about integrating the activities of both companies.

V-RECIP : V n with n , V with n , V pl-n into n , V pl-n , also pl-n V

• in‧te‧grat‧ed

There is, he said, a lack of an integrated national transport policy.

ADJ

• in‧te‧gra‧tion

With Germany, France has been the prime mover behind closer European integration.

N-UNCOUNT : usu with supp , oft adj N

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