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Definition of Innate


  1. Inborn; native; natural; as, innate vigor; innate eloquence.
  2. Originating in, or derived from, the constitution of the intellect, as opposed to acquired from experience; as, innate ideas. See A priori, Intuitive.
  3. Joined by the base to the very tip of a filament; as, an innate anther.
  4. To cause to exit; to call into being.

Innate Quotations

Technology is unlocking the innate compassion we have for our fellow human beings.
Bill Gates

The experience of God, or in any case the possibility of experiencing God, is innate.
Alice Walker

The tendency to aggression is an innate, independent, instinctual disposition in man... it constitutes the powerful obstacle to culture.
Sigmund Freud

Everyone has a spirit that can be refined, a body that can be trained in some manner, a suitable path to follow. You are here to realize your inner divinity and manifest your innate enlightenment.
Morihei Ueshiba

What usually happens in the educational process is that the faculties are dulled, overloaded, stuffed and paralyzed so that by the time most people are mature they have lost their innate capabilities.
R. Buckminster Fuller
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Innate Translations

innate in Dutch is ingeboren
innate in German is angeborene
innate in Spanish is innato

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