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Definitions of innate

  1. To cause to exit; to call into being. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. INNATENESS. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. INNATELY. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  4. present at birth but not necessarily hereditary; acquired during fetal development Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. not established by conditioning or learning; "an unconditioned reflex" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. Originating in, or derived from, the constitution of the intellect, as opposed to acquired from experience; as, innate ideas. See A priori, Intuitive. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Joined by the base to the very tip of a filament; as, an innate anther. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Inborn; native; natural; as, innate grace. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. Inborn: natural: inherent. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. Inborn; inherent. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. Inborn; native; derived from within. Innate ideas, ideas native to the mind itself, and referable ultimately to its constitution or the reason of which it is the organ. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  12. Inborn; native; natural; in bot., applied to anthers when attached to the top of the filament. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  13. Basifixed; anther when filament is only attached to its base. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.

Usage examples for innate

  1. The appearance of Don Rafael and Leocadia, and the account given by the former of what had passed between them, augmented the general joy, and the master of the house rejoiced as if they were his own near relations; for it is an innate characteristic of the Catalonian gentry to feel and act as friends towards such strangers as have any need of their services. – The Exemplary Novels of Cervantes by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
  2. If, instead of harsh judgments, they would provide for the poor places of cheap and innocent resort; if, instead of sighing over innate depravity, they would expend thought and effort in bringing sunshine into the experiences of those whose lives are deeply shadowed by the inevitable circumstances of their lot, they would do far more to exemplify the spirit of Him who has done so much to fill the world with light, flowers, and music. – Without a Home by E. P. Roe
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