- to introduce something new; make changes in anything established.
- to introduce (something new) for or as if for the first time: to innovate a computer operating system.
- Archaic. to alter.
Origin of innovate
Examples from the Web for innovator
Tremendous leadership, excellent manager, innovator, mother of two and cares about the future of all children.Cathie Black’s Emails Release: 5 Juiciest Bits
The Daily Beast
May 3, 2013
Andrew Breitbart was an innovator and inventor, a man who as much as any shaped the media culture of the Internet age.Andrew Breitbart, 1969-2012
March 1, 2012
The Daily Beast would like to thank Lexus, sponsor of our Innovator Interviews series, for making these chats possible.Live Chat With John Kao
The Daily Beast
February 24, 2011
Mulally had been an innovator all his career, putting a personal mark on the enormously successful 777 program and—imagine this!Ford's Stealth Genius
July 24, 2009
But what a flawed hero is our Rupert.Like Hearst, he was never a pioneer or much of an innovator as a newspaper publisher.What Murdoch Can Learn From Hearst
May 10, 2009
As a scene-painter, De Loutherbourg was decidedly an innovator and reformer.Art in England
Robespierre pleaded the innovator's case on appeal, and won it.Critical Miscellanies (Vol. 1 of 3)
He was an innovator, and his audacity at once conquered and repelled.A History of French Literature
Every artist is in some measure an innovator; for his own age he is a romanticist.The Gate of Appreciation
If he does any thing out of the common course, he is an innovator.Diary in America, Series One
Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)
- to invent or begin to apply (methods, ideas, etc)
Word Origin and History for innovator
1590s, from Late Latin innovator, agent noun from innovare (see innovate).