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English definition of “innovate”

innovate

verb [I] /ˈɪn·əˌveɪt/
to introduce changes and new ideas: The fashion industry is always desperate to innovate.
innovator
noun [C] /ˈɪn·əˌveɪ·t̬ər/
A fearless innovator, Ives liked to play music simultaneously in different meters and keys.
(Definition of innovate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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