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verb integrate pronunciation in British English /ˈɪntɪˌɡreɪt/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theyintegrate
he/she/itintegrates
present participleintegrating
past tenseintegrated
past participleintegrated
  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.

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