Definition of innate in English:

innate

Line breaks: in¦nate
Pronunciation: /ɪˈneɪt
 
, ˈɪneɪt
 
/

adjective

Derivatives

innately

adverb
More example sentences
  • As these stories indicate, many of the habits that we consider natural or innately human are in fact cultural or socially taught.
  • We seem to know innately, with our hearts, what is right, proper and just.
  • Are women innately better cooks than men or vice versa?

innateness

noun
More example sentences
  • In reality, plasticity and innateness are almost logically separate.
  • The reader not only has a thorough overview of the arguments for innateness based on linguistic analyses of syntactic structures, but the issue is reworked from several other angles as well.
  • Relatively little attention is given to his interesting doctrines of innateness, or, more generally, his ontology of thought.

Origin

late Middle English: from Latin innatus, past participle of innasci, from in- 'into' + nasci 'be born'.

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