Definitions for innateɪˈneɪt, ˈɪn eɪt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
in•nate*ɪˈneɪt, ˈɪn eɪt(adj.)
existing in one from birth; inborn; native:
inherent in the character of something:
an innate defect in the hypothesis.
arising from the intellect or the constitution of the mind, rather than learned through experience:
an innate knowledge of good and evil.
* Syn: innate , inborn , congenital , hereditary describe qualities, characteristics, or possessions acquired before or at the time of birth. innate , of Latin origin, and inborn , a native English word, share the literal basic sense “existing at the time of birth,” and they are interchangeable in most contexts: innate (or inborn) stodginess, strength, abilities.congenital refers most often to characteristics acquired during fetal development, esp. defects or undesirable conditions: a congenital deformity; congenital blindness.hereditary describes qualities or things passed on from ancestors, either through the genes or by social or legal means: Hemophilia is a hereditary condition; a hereditary title.
Origin of innate:
1375–1425; late ME < L innātus inborn, ptp. of innāsci to be born, arise =in-in-2+nāsci to be born
unconditioned, innate, unlearned(adj)
not established by conditioning or learning
"an unconditioned reflex"
natural, born(p), innate(p)(adj)
being talented through inherited qualities
"a natural leader"; "a born musician"; "an innate talent"
congenital, inborn, innate(adj)
present at birth but not necessarily hereditary; acquired during fetal development
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
innate(adjective)ɪˈneɪt, ˈɪn eɪt
(of a personal quality) occurring naturally, not learned
her innate friendliness/curiosity/generosity; an innately fair and decent man
To cause to exist; to call into being.
Inborn; native; natural; as, innate vigor; innate eloquence.
Originating in, or derived from, the constitution of the intellect, as opposed to acquired from experience; as, innate ideas. See a priori, intuitive.
Joined by the base to the very tip of a filament; as, an innate anther.
Origin: From innatus, perfect active participle of innascor, from in + nascor; see natal, native.
inborn; native; natural; as, innate vigor; innate eloquence
originating in, or derived from, the constitution of the intellect, as opposed to acquired from experience; as, innate ideas. See A priori, Intuitive
joined by the base to the very tip of a filament; as, an innate anther
to cause to exit; to call into being
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