• IPA: /ɪˈneɪt/

innate (not comparable)

  1. Inborn; existing or having existed since birth.
  2. (philosophy) Originating in, or derived from, the constitution of the intellect, as opposed to acquired from experience.
    innate ideas
  3. Instinctive; coming from instinct.
    • 1848, Charles Dickens, Dombey and Son, Chapter 3
      As if she held the clue to something secret in his breast, of the nature of which he was hardly informed himself. As if she had an innate knowledge of one jarring and discordant string within him, and her very breath could sound it.
  4. (botany) Joined by the base to the very tip of a filament.
    an innate anther
Synonyms Translations Verb

innate (innates, present participle innating; past and past participle innated)

  1. (obsolete) To cause to exist; to call into being.
  • Russian: порожда́ть

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