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."

Definitions of integrate
  1. verb
    make into a whole or make part of a whole
    synonyms: incorporate
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    break into parts or components or lose cohesion or unity
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    incorporate a food ingredient into a mixture by repeatedly turning it over without stirring or beating
    integrate again
    build in
    make something an integral part of something else
    incorporate again or anew
    type of:
    combine, compound
    combine so as to form a whole; mix
  2. verb
    become one; become integrated
    “The students at this school integrate immediately, despite their different backgrounds”
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    merge, unify, unite
    become one
    become integrated into the genome of (a bacterium)
    unite into one
    become united in substance
    syncretise, syncretize
    unite (beliefs or conflicting principles)
    come together so as to form a single product
    federalise, federalize, federate
    enter into a league for a common purpose
    fuse or cause to grow together
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    change state, turn
    undergo a transformation or a change of position or action
  3. verb
    open (a place) to members of all races and ethnic groups
    synonyms: desegregate, mix
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    separate by race or religion; practice a policy of racial segregation
  4. verb
    calculate the integral of; calculate by integration
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    calculate a derivative; take the derivative
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    calculate, cipher, compute, cypher, figure, reckon, work out
    make a mathematical calculation or computation
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