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ɪˈneɪt, ˈɪn eɪtin·nate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. unconditioned, innate, unlearned(adj)

    not established by conditioning or learning

    "an unconditioned reflex"

  2. natural, born(p), innate(p)(adj)

    being talented through inherited qualities

    "a natural leader"; "a born musician"; "an innate talent"

  3. congenital, inborn, innate(adj)

    present at birth but not necessarily hereditary; acquired during fetal development

Wiktionary

  1. innate(Verb)

    To cause to exist; to call into being.

    Etymology: From innatus, perfect active participle of innascor, from in + nascor; see natal, native.

  2. innate(Adjective)

    Inborn; native; natural; as, innate vigor; innate eloquence.

    Etymology: From innatus, perfect active participle of innascor, from in + nascor; see natal, native.

  3. innate(Adjective)

    Originating in, or derived from, the constitution of the intellect, as opposed to acquired from experience; as, innate ideas. See a priori, intuitive.

    Etymology: From innatus, perfect active participle of innascor, from in + nascor; see natal, native.

  4. innate(Adjective)

    Joined by the base to the very tip of a filament; as, an innate anther.

    Etymology: From innatus, perfect active participle of innascor, from in + nascor; see natal, native.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Innate(adj)

    inborn; native; natural; as, innate vigor; innate eloquence

    Etymology: [L. innatus; pref. in- in + natus born, p. p. of nasci to be born. See Native.]

  2. Innate(adj)

    originating in, or derived from, the constitution of the intellect, as opposed to acquired from experience; as, innate ideas. See A priori, Intuitive

    Etymology: [L. innatus; pref. in- in + natus born, p. p. of nasci to be born. See Native.]

  3. Innate(adj)

    joined by the base to the very tip of a filament; as, an innate anther

    Etymology: [L. innatus; pref. in- in + natus born, p. p. of nasci to be born. See Native.]

  4. Innate(verb)

    to cause to exit; to call into being

    Etymology: [L. innatus; pref. in- in + natus born, p. p. of nasci to be born. See Native.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Innate

    in′āt, or in-nāt′, adj. inborn: natural to the mind, instinctive, inherent.—adv. Inn′ately.—n. Inn′ateness.—adj. Innā′tive, native.—Innate ideas, a priori principles of knowledge and of action, the word 'innate' implying that the power of recognising such principles is provided for in the constitution of the mind. [L. innātusinnasciin, in, nasci, to be born.]

Editors Contribution

  1. innate

    To exist naturally.

    The innate qualities of love, understanding, joy, peace and harmony are all across the world.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 20, 2020  

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  1. annite, ante in, nanite

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    The numerical value of innate in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of innate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of innate in a Sentence

  1. Daniel Scoggin:

    The school also said that it stands with the Black community at this time. Great Hearts was founded and exists today to serve the innate dignity and worth of every human being, we stand with the Black community and all who are suffering. Great Hearts deplores bigotry and its crushing effects on all those subjected to it.

  2. Henry Hon:

    The oneness in Jesus Christ crosses all boundaries and separations. Anyone with the faith of Jesus Christ can immediately enjoy the innate oneness with another who has the faith of Jesus, regardless of differing political or doctrinal views.”

  3. Samuel Butler:

    All progress is based upon a universal innate desire on the part of every organism to live beyond its income.

  4. Jim Harter:

    If you really enjoy managing, you have an innate love of investing in others, you can build long-term relationships and a [ professional ] reputation off of that.

  5. Bill Clinton:

    I don't know in my long life that I ever worked with anybody that has quite the combination of policy knowledge and concern, political skills, of a personal touch with people, and a sense of innate fairness that inspires confidence.

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