Definition of innate adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ɪˈneɪt//
; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈneɪt//
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(of a quality, feeling, etc.) that you have when you are born synonym inborn the innate ability to learn He never lost his innate sense of fun. Is a tendency towards violence an innate characteristic? Many children seem to have an innate sense of justice. Word Originlate Middle English: from Latin innatus, past participle of innasci, from in- ‘into’ + nasci ‘be born’.
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