Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
innate (not comparable)
- 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.
- There is an innate light in every man, discovering to him the first lines of duty in the common notions of good and evil.
- John Locke
- how men […] may attain to all the knowledge they have, without the help of any innate impressions
- (botany) Joined by the base to the very tip of a filament; as, an innate anther.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Gray to this entry?)
- Nouns often used with "innate": knowledge, idea, immunity, etc.
- See also Wikisaurus:innate
- The translations below need to be checked and inserted above into the appropriate translation tables, removing any numbers. Numbers do not necessarily match those in definitions. See instructions at Help:How to check translations.
Translations to be checked
- To cause to exist; to call into being.
cause to exist
- innate in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- “innate”, in The Century Dictionary, New York: The Century Co., 1911
innate f pl