verb (used without object), in·no·vat·ed, in·no·vat·ing.
verb (used with object), in·no·vat·ed, in·no·vat·ing.
Origin of innovate
Related formsin·no·va·tor, nounin·no·va·to·ry, adjectiveun·in·no·vat·ing, adjective
Examples from the Web for innovator
Tremendous leadership, excellent manager, innovator, mother of two and cares about the future of all children.
Andrew Breitbart was an innovator and inventor, a man who as much as any shaped the media culture of the Internet age.
The Daily Beast would like to thank Lexus, sponsor of our Innovator Interviews series, for making these chats possible.
Mulally had been an innovator all his career, putting a personal mark on the enormously successful 777 program and—imagine this!
But what a flawed hero is our Rupert.Like Hearst, he was never a pioneer or much of an innovator as a newspaper publisher.
Donald Farfrae was in the minds of both as the innovator, for though not a farmer he was closely leagued with farming operations.The Mayor of Casterbridge|Thomas Hardy
At this date, there was room for Crabbe as a poet, and there was still more room for him as an innovator in the art of fiction.Crabbe, (George)|Alfred Ainger
The profession was new, and with the joy of the innovator Lucian was never tired of inventing new genres.Lucian's True History|Lucian of Samosata
He was an innovator in poetical language, whose boldness was sustained by popularity, though it may have diminished his fame.
But Mr Davies is by no means an innovator in his art, as so many of his contemporaries are.Studies of Contemporary Poets|Mary C. Sturgeon