innovate


in·no·vate

verb \ˈi-nə-ˌvāt\

: to do something in a new way : to have new ideas about how something can be done

in·no·vat·edin·no·vat·ing

Full Definition of INNOVATE

transitive verb
1
:  to introduce as or as if new
2
archaic :  to effect a change in <the dictates of my father were … not to be altered, innovated, or even discussed — Sir Walter Scott>
intransitive verb
:  to make changes :  do something in a new way
in·no·va·tor \-ˌvā-tər\ noun
in·no·va·to·ry \ˈi-nə-və-ˌtr-ē, ˈi-nə-ˌvā-tə-rē\ adjective

Examples of INNOVATE

  1. The company plans to continue innovating and experimenting.
  2. The company innovated a new operating system.

Origin of INNOVATE

Latin innovatus, past participle of innovare, from in- + novus new — more at new
First Known Use: 1548

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