In"no*vate (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Innovated (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Innovating (?).] [L. innovatus,p.p. of innovare to revew; pref. in- in + novare to make new,fr. novus new. See New.]


To bring in as new; to introduce as a novelty; as, to innovate a word or an act.



To change or alter by introducing something new; to remodel; to revolutionize.



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


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In"no*vate, v. i.

To introduce novelties or changes; -- sometimes with in or on.


Every man,therefore,is not fit to innovate. Dryden.


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