integrate

To integrate is to make parts of something into a whole. It also means to become one unit, or to make a place (like a school) open to people of all races and ethnic groups.

One of the results of the Civil Rights Movement was the decision to integrate the schools of the American South. Before this point, African American students went to different schools than white students. After the decision to integrate the schools, students of all races went to the same schools. Integrate also means to make into a whole or to incorporate into a larger structure: "If your school is missing a unit on thermodynamics, your science teacher could integrate it into the curriculum."

Primary Meanings of integrate

1.
v
make into a whole or make part of a whole
2.
v
open (a place) to members of all races and ethnic groups
3.
v
calculate the integral of; calculate by integration
Full Definitions of integrate
1

v make into a whole or make part of a whole

Synonyms:
incorporate
Antonyms:
disintegrate
break into parts or components or lose cohesion or unity
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fold
incorporate a food ingredient into a mixture by repeatedly turning it over without stirring or beating
reintegrate
integrate again
build in
make something an integral part of something else
re-incorporate
incorporate again or anew
Type of:
combine, compound
combine so as to form a whole; mix

v become one; become integrated

“The students at this school integrate immediately, despite their different backgrounds”
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merge, unify, unite
become one
lysogenize
become integrated into the genome of (a bacterium)
consolidate
unite into one
consubstantiate
become united in substance
syncretise, syncretize
unite (beliefs or conflicting principles)
converge
come together so as to form a single product
federalise, federalize, federate
enter into a league for a common purpose
coalesce
fuse or cause to grow together
Type of:
change state, turn
undergo a transformation or a change of position or action
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v open (a place) to members of all races and ethnic groups

Synonyms:
desegregate, mix
Antonyms:
segregate
separate by race or religion; practice a policy of racial segregation
3

v calculate the integral of; calculate by integration

Antonyms:
differentiate
calculate a derivative; take the derivative
Type of:
calculate, cipher, compute, cypher, figure, reckon, work out
make a mathematical calculation or computation

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