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Definition of innate adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1(of a quality, feeling, etc.) that you have when you are born synonym inborn
  2. 2 the innate ability to learn He never lost his innate sense of fun.
adverb He believes that humans are innately violent. Racism is the belief that one race is innately superior to another.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: innate