Examples of innate in a Sentence
- … the delays innate in both serial and book publication … —Walter Rundell, American Association of University Professors Bulletin, September 1971
- … the materials for conflict are innate to social life. —Richard Sennett, Psychology Today, November 1970
- The faculty for myth is innate in the human race. —W. Somerset Maugham, The Moon and Sixpence, 1919
She has an innate sense of rhythm.
the innate problems of wireless communication
Recent Examples of innate from the Web
That tension between hardness and softness, maturity and innocence, sensitivity and strength, might be the common thread that connects all of Garner’s characters — as well as an innate resilience that allows them to survive hellish situations.
Set weekly goals, then think bigger as time goes on and the routine becomes innate.
Ralph Northam, the state’s lieutenant governor, cited his background as a pediatrician to echo the message Barack Obama had sent—itself a tribute to Nelson Mandela—that hatred is not innate in humans, but learned.
And Louisville City has reaped the rewards, as Ownby's speed and technical ability on the ball, as well as an innate tactical sense of where the open space is has led him to becoming Louisville City's lead playmaker this season.
Offensive coordinator Mike Shula said McCaffrey’s innate skills are obvious –
What Mac passed down to Ben is an innate ability to track down the football.
The innate superiority of the Hemsworth family gene pool is demonstrated by Timothy Woodward Jr.’s low-budget oater in which Luke, older brother to Chris and Liam, plays Wild Bill Hickok.
Given the Continental’s innate vitality, that last option should be entertaining.
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Synonymsbuilt-in, constitutional, constitutive, essential, hardwired, immanent, inborn, inbred, indigenous, ingrain, ingrained (also engrained), inherent, integral, intrinsic, native, natural
Antonymsadventitious, extraneous, extrinsic
Related Wordsbasic, deep-rooted, elemental, fundamental; congenital, hereditary, inherited, inmost, inner, interior; internal; characteristic, distinctive, peculiar; habitual, inveterate; normal, regular, typical
Near Antonymsalien, foreign; accidental, coincidental, incidental; acquired, adscititious; superficial, surface; exterior, external
Synonym Discussion of innate
- an innate sense of fair play
- her inborn love of nature
- inbred political loyalties
- a congenital heart murmur
- eye color is hereditary
INNATE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of innate for English Language Learners
: existing from the time a person or animal is born
: existing as part of the basic nature of something
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