innovate

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From the participle stem of Latin innovare (renew).

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innovate (third-person singular simple present innovates, present participle innovating, simple past and past participle innovated)

  1. (obsolete, transitive) To alter, to change into something new; to revolutionize.
    • 1621, Robert Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy, New York 2001, p.80:
      But the most frequent maladies are such as proceed from themselves, as first when religion and God's service is neglected, innovated or altered […].
    • South
      From his attempts upon the civil power, he proceeds to innovate God's worship.
  2. (intransitive) To introduce something new to a particular environment; to do something new.
  3. (transitive) To introduce (something) as new.
    to innovate a word or an act

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innovate

  1. second-person plural present indicative of innovare
  2. second-person plural imperative of innovare
  3. feminine plural of innovato

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innovāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of innovō