- (British) IPA: /ˈɪnəveɪt/
innovate (innovates, present participle innovating; past and past participle innovated)
- (obsolete, transitive) To alter, to change into something new; to revolutionize.
- 1624, Democritus Junior [pseudonym; Robert Burton], The Anatomy of Melancholy: […], 2nd edition, Oxford, Oxfordshire: Printed by John Lichfield and James Short, for Henry Cripps, OCLC 54573970 ↗:, New York 2001, p.80:
- But the most frequent maladies are such as proceed from themselves, as first when religion and God's service is neglected, innovated or altered […].
- From his attempts upon the civil power, he proceeds to innovate God's worship.
- (intransitive) To introduce something new to a particular environment; to do something new.
- (transitive) To introduce (something) as new.
- to innovate a word or an act
- French: innover
- German: innovieren, erneuern, neuern
- Italian: innovare
- Portuguese: inovar
- Spanish: innovar