innovate

[ in-uh-veyt ]
/ ˈɪn əˌveɪt /

verb (used without object), in·no·vat·ed, in·no·vat·ing.

to introduce something new; make changes in anything established.

verb (used with object), in·no·vat·ed, in·no·vat·ing.

to introduce (something new) for or as if for the first time: to innovate a computer operating system.
Archaic. to alter.

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Origin of innovate

First recorded in 1540–50; from Latin innovātus, past participle of innovāre “to renew, alter,” equivalent to in- intensive prefix + novātus, past participle of novā(re) “to renew,” verbal derivative of novus “new” + -tus past participle suffix); see in-2, new

OTHER WORDS FROM innovate

in·no·va·tor, nounin·no·va·to·ry, adjectiveun·in·no·vat·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for innovate

innovate
/ (ˈɪnəˌveɪt) /

verb

to invent or begin to apply (methods, ideas, etc)

Derived forms of innovate

innovative or innovatory, adjectiveinnovator, noun

Word Origin for innovate

C16: from Latin innovāre to renew, from in- ² + novāre to make new, from novus new
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