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Innovate


IN'NOVATE, verb transitive [Latin innovo; in and novo, to make new, novus, new.]

1. To change or alter by introducing something new.

From his attempts upon the civil power, he proceeds to innovate God's worship.

2. To bring in something new.

IN'NOVATE, verb intransitive To introduce novelties; to make changes in any thing established; with on. It is often dangerous to innovate on the customs of a nation.