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innovate

in·no·vate

innovate

 
 
pronunciation:
I n veIt
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (verb), Word Parts
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: innovated, innovates, innovating
definition: to propose or implement a new method, approach, idea, or the like; make inventive changes.
We can't be satisfied with the old methods of doing things; we need to innovate.
similar words:
pioneer
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to propose or implement (new methods, approaches, ideas, or the like).
She innovated techniques that advanced the sport of skating.Henry Ford innovated the method of mass producing cars on an assembly line.
similar words:
pioneer
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derivations: innovative (adj.), innovator (n.)
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