- 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
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For we have assumed satiety in desire to have been a powerful factor in the innovatory struggle we have witnessed.Social Origins and Primal Law
But I might as well have aspired to sing them up in heaven, so utterly would they have been spurned as innovatory.Charles Auchester, Volume 1 of 2
- to invent or begin to apply (methods, ideas, etc)
C16: from Latin innovāre to renew, from in- ² + novāre to make new, from novus new
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Word Origin and History for innovatory
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