Definition of innovate verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

  

innovate

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈɪnəveɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɪnəveɪt//
 
[intransitive, transitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they innovate
BrE BrE//ˈɪnəveɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɪnəveɪt//
 
he / she / it innovates
BrE BrE//ˈɪnəveɪts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɪnəveɪts//
 
past simple innovated
BrE BrE//ˈɪnəveɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɪnəveɪtɪd//
 
past participle innovated
BrE BrE//ˈɪnəveɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɪnəveɪtɪd//
 
-ing form innovating
BrE BrE//ˈɪnəveɪtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɪnəveɪtɪŋ//
 
 
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to introduce new things, ideas or ways of doing something We must constantly adapt and innovate to ensure success in a growing market. innovate something to innovate new products Word Origin mid 16th cent.: from Latin innovat- ‘renewed, altered’, from the verb innovare, from in- ‘into’ + novare ‘make new’ (from novus ‘new’).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: innovate