What does the word innate mean?

    Part of speech: adjective

  • Inborn.

  • Part of speech: noun


  • Part of speech: adverb


  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Inborn; natural.

Usage examples for innate

  1. They had no innate love of military glory aiming only at conquest. – Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution by L. Carroll Judson
  2. I take it for granted, then, and it is my firm belief, that it must have had an innate existence there. – Pepita Ximenez by Juan Valera
  3. In the first case we behold innate instinct; in the second acquired habit. – More Hunting Wasps by J. Henri Fabre