Innate

  • 1 innate — innate, inborn, inbred, congenital, hereditary, inherited are comparable but not wholly synonymous terms that refer to qualities which either are or seem to be derived from one s inheritance or from conditions attending one s birth or origin.… …

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  • 2 Innate — In nate ([i^]n n[asl]t or [i^]n*n[=a]t ; 277), a. [L. innatus; pref. in in + natus born, p. p. of nasci to be born. See {Native}.] 1. Inborn; native; natural; as, innate vigor; innate eloquence. [1913 Webster] 2. (Metaph.) Originating in, or… …

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  • 3 innate — [i nāt′, in′āt΄] adj. [L innatus, pp. of innasci, to be born in, originate in < in , in + nasci, to be born: see NATURE] 1. a) existing naturally rather than acquired; that seems to have been in one from birth [innate talent] b) existing as an …

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  • 4 Innate — In*nate , v. t. To cause to exit; to call into being. [Obs.] The first innating cause. Marston. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 innate — innate. См. врожденный. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …

    Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • 6 innate — innate. = congenital (см.). (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …

    Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • 7 innate — I adjective basic, congenital, constitutional, derived from within, essential, existing from birth, fundamental, hereditary, immanent, inborn, inbred, indigenous, infixed, ingrained, inherent, inherited, innatus, insitus, instinctive, intrinsic,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 8 innate — (adj.) early 15c., from L.L. innatus inborn, pp. of innasci to be born in, originate in, from in in (see IN (Cf. in ) (2)) + nasci to be born (Old L. gnasci; see GENUS (Cf. genus)). Related: Innately …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 9 innate — [adj] inherited, native congenital, connate, connatural, constitutional, deep seated, elemental, essential, hereditary, inborn, inbred, indigenous, ingrained, inherent, instinctive, intrinsic, intuitive, natural, normal, regular, standard,… …

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  • 10 innate — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ inborn; natural. DERIVATIVES innately adverb innateness noun. ORIGIN Latin innatus, from innasci be born into …

    English terms dictionary

  • 11 innate — innately, adv. innateness, n. /i nayt , in ayt/, adj. 1. existing in one from birth; inborn; native: innate musical talent. 2. inherent in the essential character of something: an innate defect in the hypothesis. 3. originating in or arising from …

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  • 12 innate — in•nate [[t]ɪˈneɪt, ˈɪn eɪt[/t]] adj. 1) existing in one from birth; inborn; native: innate talents[/ex] 2) inherent in the character of something: an innate defect in the hypothesis[/ex] 3) arising from the intellect or the constitution of the… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 13 innate — adjective Etymology: Middle English innat, from Latin innatus, past participle of innasci to be born in, from in + nasci to be born more at nation Date: 15th century 1. existing in, belonging to, or determined by factors present in an individual… …

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  • 14 innate — in|nate [ˌıˈneıt] adj [Date: 1400 1500; : Latin; Origin: , past participle of innasci, from nasci to be born ] 1.) an innate quality or ability is something you are born with ▪ Children have an innate ability to learn language. 2.) an innate… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 innate — 1. adjective /ɪˈneɪt/ a) Inborn; native; natural; as, innate vigor; innate eloquence. b) Originating in, or derived from, the constitution of the intellect, as opposed to acquired from experience; as, innate ideas. See a priori, intuitive. See… …

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  • 16 innate — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. natural, inborn; inherent; congenital. See intrinsic, intuition. Ant., learned. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. inherent, natural, native, intrinsic, inborn, inbred, congenital, hereditary; see also… …

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  • 17 innate — [[t]ɪ̱ne͟ɪt[/t]] ADJ: usu ADJ n An innate quality or ability is one which a person is born with. Americans have an innate sense of fairness. ...a society in which individuals could develop their innate abilities and capacities. Syn: inherent,… …

    English dictionary

  • 18 innate — in|nate [ ı,neıt ] adjective an innate quality or ability is one that you have always had: INHERENT: His innate sense of justice made him popular with his workforce. ╾ in|nate|ly adverb …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 innate — adjective an innate quality has been part of your character since you were born: Donna had an innate ability to sense when someone was unhappy. innately adverb: the army s innately conservative values …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 innate — UK [ˌɪˈneɪt] / US [ˈɪˌneɪt] adjective an innate quality or ability is one that you have always had His innate sense of justice made him popular with his workforce. Derived word: innately adverb …

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