innovate

[in-uh-veyt]
verb (used without object), innovated, innovating.
1.
to introduce something new; make changes in anything established.
verb (used with object), innovated, innovating.
2.
to introduce (something new) for or as if for the first time: to innovate a computer operating system.
3.
Archaic. to alter.

Origin:
1540–50; < Latin innovātus past participle of innovāre to renew, alter, equivalent to in- in-2 + novātus (novā(re) to renew, verbal derivative of novus new + -tus past participle suffix)

innovator, noun
innovatory, adjective
uninnovating, adjective
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innovate (ˈɪnəˌveɪt)
 
vb
to invent or begin to apply (methods, ideas, etc)
 
[C16: from Latin innovāre to renew, from in-² + novāre to make new, from novus new]
 
innovative
 
adj
 
'innovatory
 
adj
 
'innovator
 
n

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innovate
1548, from L. innovatus, pp. of innovare "to renew or change," from in- "into" + novus "new."
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Example sentences
Here are some ways that the authorities can continue to innovate and mediate the problem of air pollution.
There also is the nagging perception that the company does not innovate.
Focusing on inputs has a way of locking us into a set way of doing things and inhibiting our ability to innovate.
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