innovate

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verb in·no·vate \ˈi-nə-ˌvāt\

Definition of innovate

innovated

innovating

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to introduce as or as if new

  3. 2 archaic :  to effect a change in <the dictates of my father were … not to be altered, innovated, or even discussed — Sir Walter Scott>

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to make changes :  do something in a new way

innovator

play \-ˌvā-tər\ noun

innovatory

play \ˈi-nə-və-ˌtȯr-ē, ˈi-nə-ˌvā-tə-rē\ adjective

Examples of innovate in a sentence

  1. The company plans to continue innovating and experimenting.

  2. 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

innovate

play
verb in·no·vate \ˈi-nə-ˌvāt\

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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