- 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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Examples from the Web for innovate
So Wilson had to innovate a new business plan—a $950 monthly lease, with 2,000 free copies.Pioneers in Printing
The Daily Beast
October 21, 2014
The key to his success is working in a practice that gives him time to innovate.Can Fitbit Data Save Lives?
August 26, 2014
It does so because competition for the kind of high-skill workers it needs to innovate is high.Why Obama’s Plan for Working Moms Just Won’t Work
July 8, 2014
Who gets to innovate in a world where you need to pay AT&T to compete?AT&T’s New “Sponsored Data” Scheme is a Tremendous Loss for All of Us
January 7, 2014
These are cities with a thriving housing market and the intellectual capital to innovate and improve.America’s Thriving Cities, From Seattle to Boston
August 19, 2013
Sire, to make such regulations is not to innovate, but to preserve.Sophisms of the Protectionists
Sire, to regulate industry in this way is not to innovate, but to persevere.Economic Sophisms
The incentives to innovate, modernize, and enhance productivity suffer.After the Rain
They do not object to innovators because what they innovate is bad; they object to innovators because they innovate.Nonsenseorship
G. G. Putnam and Others
Let him originate, let him innovate, let him blaze his path with the pioneers—let him think.The Library and Society
- 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
Word Origin and History for innovate
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