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Meaning of INNOVATE

Pronunciation:  'inu`veyt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[v]  bring something new to an environment; "A new word processor was introduced"
 

INNOVATE is a 8 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: introduce
 
 See Also: debut, initiate, open up, phase in, pioneer

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \In"no*vate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Innovated}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Innovating}.] [L. innovatus,p. p. of innovare to
    revew; pref. in- in + novare to make new,fr. novus new. See
    {New}.]
    1. To bring in as new; to introduce as a novelty; as, to
       innovate a word or an act. [Archaic]
    
    2. To change or alter by introducing something new; to
       remodel; to revolutionize. [Archaic] --Burton.
    
             From his attempts upon the civil power, he proceeds
             to innovate God's worship.            --South.
    
    
  2. \In"no*vate\, v. i.
    To introduce novelties or changes; -- sometimes with in or
    on. --Bacon.
    
          Every man,therefore,is not fit to innovate. --Dryden.
    
    
 

 

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