Definition of innate
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
With Chris, there was this innate, beautiful melody and beautiful words that anyone with any degree of sensitivity could relate to and did.
The best footballers have an innate ability to read a play and be in the right place at the right time.
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Origin and Etymology of innate
Middle English innat, from Latin innatus, past participle of innasci to be born in, from in- + nasci to be born — more at nation
First Known Use: 15th century
Synonym Discussion of innate
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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