innovates, innovating, innovated
To innovate means to introduce changes and new ideas in the way something is done or made.

What sets Rice apart from most engineers is his constant desire to innovate and experiment. [Also V n]

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  • innovate — ► VERB ▪ introduce new methods, ideas, or products. DERIVATIVES innovator noun innovatory adjective. ORIGIN Latin innovare renew, alter , from novus new …   English terms dictionary

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  • innovate — UK [ˈɪnəʊveɪt] / US [ˈɪnəˌveɪt] verb [intransitive] Word forms innovate : present tense I/you/we/they innovate he/she/it innovates present participle innovating past tense innovated past participle innovated to invent or begin using new ideas,… …   English dictionary

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