integrate

integrate
[[t]ɪ̱ntɪgreɪt[/t]]
♦♦♦
integrates, integrating, integrated
1) V-ERG 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.

[V into/with n] He didn't integrate successfully into the Italian way of life...

[V n into/with n] Integrating the kids with the community, finding them a role, is essential...

[V n] The way Swedes integrate immigrants is, she feels, 100% more advanced...

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

Derived words:
integrated ADJ-GRADED

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

integration [[t]ɪ̱ntɪgre͟ɪʃ(ə)n[/t]] N-UNCOUNT usu with supp, oft N of n

Americans overwhelmingly support the integration of disabled people into mainstream society.

2) V-ERG 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]

In some of the school cases, plaintiffs and the local NAACP had come to us because they wanted to integrate...

[V n] Encouraging teacher transfer would not, by itself, integrate the teaching corps.

Derived words:
integrated ADJ ADJ n

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

integration N-UNCOUNT

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

3) V-RECIP-ERG 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.

[V n with n] Integrating the pound with other European currencies could cause difficulties...

[V with n] Ann wanted the conservatory to integrate with the kitchen...

[V pl-n into n] Little attempt was made to integrate the parts into a coherent whole...

[V pl-n] Talks will now begin about integrating the activities of both companies. [Also pl-n V]

Derived words:
integrated ADJ-GRADED

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

...a more integrated approach to land uses in a rural environment.

integration N-UNCOUNT usu with supp, oft adj N

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


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