Origin of innate
Examples from the Web for innate
Now, 42 percent believe that it is innate and 37 percent hold that it is environmental—hardly a massive shift in popular opinion.
“Kit has an innate confidence and projects a playfully rebellious nature,” the brand's creative director, Sandra Choi, said.Beyonce Named Most Powerful Celebrity; Kanye West is Back at A.P.C.|The Fashion Beast Team|July 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
These approaches are critical as they strive to fix the innate issue: spinal cord damage.
The willing masochism of being an England supporter is innate.England Eliminated From World Cup 2014: The ‘Years of Hurt’ Continue|Tim Teeman|June 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Is there an innate, yet dormant capacity within the elderly to actually reverse their ailments if only given the right signals?
The innate sense of justice—not, perhaps, unseconded by the innate vanity; we are all of us human!Talks on the study of literature.|Arlo Bates
Indeed, this idea of unity in substance in nature seems to accord with some innate desire or intimate structure of the human mind.Darwin and Modern Science|A.C. Seward and Others
Innate predilections were the chief factor in individual development among the women.The Leaven in a Great City|Lillian William Betts
With the innate lordliness of a brother he already put it down to jealousy.The Freelands|John Galsworthy
It's the same in England, but the English don't go about bleating of their 'innate purity.'Changing Winds|St. John G. Ervine
British Dictionary definitions for innate
Word Origin for innate
Word Origin and History for innate
early 15c., from Late Latin innatus "inborn," past participle of innasci "to be born in, originate in," from in- "in" (see in- (2)) + nasci "to be born" (Old Latin gnasci; see genus). Related: Innately.