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innovate

Syllabification: in·no·vate
Pronunciation: /ˈinəˌvāt
 
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Definition of innovate in English:

verb

[no object]
1Make changes in something established, especially by introducing new methods, ideas, or products: the company’s failure to diversify and innovate competitively
More example sentences
  • Some expressed the view that fewer and fewer employers are willing to take risks with ideas or to innovate.
  • That means the Koreans must keep innovating and introduce automation to stay competitive.
  • Increased competition means producers must innovate and improve constantly.
1.1 [with object] Introduce (something new, especially a product): innovating new products, developing existing ones
More example sentences
  • Decrease hospital stays by innovating new products.
  • Sometimes it's hard to imagine that there's still room to innovate your product or service.
  • The drive to constantly innovate product and process technology is strongly visible.

Origin

mid 16th century: from Latin innovat- 'renewed, altered', from the verb innovare, from in- 'into' + novare 'make new' (from novus 'new').

Derivatives

innovatory

1
Pronunciation: /-vəˌtôrē/
adjective
Example sentences
  • That is why he deliberately left so few personal records behind; that explains the innovatory brilliance of his greatest plays.
  • Luther's unprecedented reconstruction of church imaging was innovatory in proposing the form that altarpieces should take.
  • The factors that led to the innovatory creation of works of this sort in the 1910s could be described in many ways.

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