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Definitions for innate
ɪˈneɪt, ˈɪn eɪtin·nate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. unconditioned, innate, unlearnedadjective

    not established by conditioning or learning

    "an unconditioned reflex"

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

    being talented through inherited qualities

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

  3. congenital, inborn, innateadjective

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

Wiktionary

  1. innateverb

    To cause to exist; to call into being.

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

  2. innateadjective

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

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

  3. innateadjective

    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. innateadjective

    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. Innateadjective

    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. Innateadjective

    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. Innateadjective

    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. Innateverb

    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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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    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 Martin:

    She always had such an innate sense of her own style so Im happy people can see that.

  2. Lindsey Wander:

    Promote your children’s effort rather than talent, for instance, praise how they approached the challenge and how hard they worked, not just their grades and scores. This helps to build their innate self of self-worth.

  3. Anuj Somany:

    Wisdom is an innate ability to read between the lines and inherent capability to see beyond the visible time.

  4. Le Corre:

    There’s a learning curve involved in turning innate abilities into mindful skills.

  5. Christina Prejean:

    As somebody who proudly served our country and risked life and limb to defend our nation and our families, I believe that no candidate for public office should attack our service members, we serve because of our innate passion to protect our country. We should never tear down veterans.

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