- 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 innovated
A unique, exceptional couturier for a Maison that always challenged and innovated the world of fashion.Is Designer John Galliano Back for Good?
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In so doing, she innovated ahead of even some of the most right-leaning Israeli Supreme Court justices.Formulating an Alternative to the ‘Jewish State Law’
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That conqueror was the first that innovated in this important article.
It does not appear that he innovated in the dogmas that he had learned at the school of his great teacher.The Life or Legend of Gaudama
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And therefore, though he innovated a little, he may justly be called a great refiner of the Roman tongue.The Works Of John Dryden, Volume 4 (of 18)
- 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 innovated
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