Innate vs Inate - What's the difference?

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As adjectives the difference between innate and inate

is that innate is inborn; native; natural; as, innate vigor; innate eloquence while inate is .

As a verb innate

is to cause to exist; to call into being.

innate

English

Adjective

(-)
  • Inborn; native; natural; as, innate vigor; innate eloquence.
  • Originating in, or derived from, the constitution of the intellect, as opposed to acquired from experience; as, innate ideas. See a priori, intuitive.
  • * South
  • There is an innate light in every man, discovering to him the first lines of duty in the common notions of good and evil.
  • * John Locke
  • how men may attain to all the knowledge they have, without the help of any innate impressions
  • (botany) Joined by the base to the very tip of a filament; as, an innate anther.
  • (Gray)

    Usage notes

    * Nouns often used with "innate": knowledge, idea, immunity, etc.

    Synonyms

    * See also

    Derived terms

    * innateness

    Verb

  • To cause to exist; to call into being.
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    Adjective

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