Definition of innovate
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
: to make changes : do something in a new way
innovatorplay \ˈi-nə-ˌvā-tər\ noun
innovatoryplay \ˈi-nə-və-ˌtȯr-ē, ˈi-nə-ˌvā-tə-rē\ adjective
Examples of innovate in a sentence
The company plans to continue innovating and experimenting.
The company innovated a new operating system.
Origin and Etymology of innovate
Latin innovatus, past participle of innovare, from in- + novus new — more at new
First Known Use: 1548
INNOVATE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of innovate for English Language Learners
: to do something in a new way : to have new ideas about how something can be done
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