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innate - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'innate' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Innate [ a.]
- Inborn; native; natural; as, innate vigor; innate eloquence.
- Originating in, or derived from, the constitution of the intellect, as opposed to acquired from experience; as, innate ideas. See A priori, Intuitive.
- Joined by the base to the very tip of a filament; as, an innate anther.
2 . Innate [ v. t.]
- To cause to exit; to call into being.

Meaning of 'innate' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . innate [ a]
Meaning (1):
- not established by conditioning or learning
Example in sentence:
  • an unconditioned reflex
2 . innate [ s]
Meaning (2):
- being talented through inherited qualities
Example in sentence:
  • a born musician;
  • a natural leader;
  • an innate talent