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verb integrate pronunciation in British English /ˈɪntɪˌɡreɪt/
Word Forms
present tense
present participleintegrating
past tenseintegrated
past participleintegrated
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  1. 1
    [transitive] [often passive] to make someone become a full member of a group or society and be involved completely in its activities
    integrate someone into something: a means of integrating new members into the local community
    How would such culturally different people be integrated into our society?
    1. a.
      [intransitive] to become a full member of a society or group and be involved completely in its activities
      integrate into: the failure of such groups to integrate into modern urban society
  2. 2
    [transitive] [often passive] to connect or combine two or more things so that together they form an effective unit or system
    integrate something into something: We provide resources that can be integrated into the national teaching programme.
    integrate something with something: Care will also be taken to integrate the buildings with surrounding architecture.
    1. a.
      [transitive] to combine two or more things in order to form a single unit or system
      the challenge of integrating the two systems successfully
      integrate something with something: his attempt to integrate his religious faith with evolutionary science
    2. b.
      [intransitive] to combine with other things and form an effective unit or system
      integrate with: The new techniques had to integrate with existing conventional software.


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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