innate


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Related to innate: Innate ideas, innate immunity, Innate behaviour, Innate intelligence

inborn

 [in´born]
1. genetically determined, and present at birth; see also inborn error of metabolism.

in·born

(in'bōrn),
Initiated during development in utero. In the specific context of inborn error of metabolism, it connotes a genetic disruption of an enzyme. See: inborn error of metabolism.
Synonym(s): innate

innate

/in·nate/ (ĭ-nāt´) inborn.

innate

[in′āt, ināt′]
Etymology: L, innatus, inborn
1 existing in or belonging to a person from birth; inborn; hereditary; congenital.
2 a natural and essential characteristic of something or someone; inherent.
3 originating in or produced by the intellect or the mind.

innate

Paranormal
noun A term which, in the construct of chiropractic, corresponds to a form of personalised energy based in the nervous system; it is equal to spirit or vital force.

in·born

(in'bōrn)
Implanted during development in utero. In the specific context of inborn error of metabolism, it connotes a genetic disruption of an enzyme.
See: inborn errors of metabolism
Synonym(s): innate.

innate

inborn; hereditary; congenital.
References in classic literature ?
Essay concerning the Human Understanding,' he proved the non- existence of innate ideas.
Natural, inherent -- as innate ideas, that is to say,
I took him through the slums of San Francisco, and in drunkenness, prostitution, and criminality he learned a deeper cause than innate depravity.
The soul evidently possesses such innate ideas before she has had time to acquire them.
Pale and sad, her expression and manner both eloquently suggestive of suppressed suffering and sorrow, there was an innate nobility in the carriage of this woman's head, an innate grandeur in the gaze of her large gray eyes and in the lines of her finely proportioned face, which made her irresistibly striking and beautiful, seen under any circumstances and clad in any dress.
All the innate richness and color and charm of her nature seemed to have broken loose and overflowed in crimson cheek and glowing eye and grace of motion.
Even without any change in the proportional numbers of the animals on which our wolf preyed, a cub might be born with an innate tendency to pursue certain kinds of prey.
To fly must be a heavenly art; and happy do I prize that creature in which it is innate.
To Leonard, intent on his private sin, there came the conviction of innate goodness elsewhere.
Their innate sense of right has been violated," Maud Brewster said, joining the conversation.
The desire to do the fitting thing is innate in man, and it struck Bill, as he hurried through his toilet, that he must be a shallow, coarse-fibred sort of person, lacking in the finer feelings, not to have passed a sleepless night.
One must have seen his innate splendour, one must have known him before--looked at him then.