V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. having a quality that arises from within, versus something learned or acquired; 2. originating from intellectual knowledge, rather than experience; 3. existing from birth

Synonyms: inborn, inherent, inherited, intrinsic, congenital, hereditary, instinctive

Antonyms: acquired, learned

Tips: Innate talents are genetically determined. When we have an innate knowledge of something, we haven't learned it by reading a book or experiencing it, but we know it instinctively. Innate talents are talents that you are born with. Innate is similar in meaning to intrinsic and inherent. See a detailed analysis at intrinsic.

Usage Examples:

Mozart's innate musical talents were legendary even when he was alive. (inborn, inherent)

She masked her innate intelligence to fit in with her teen peers. (intrinsic, inherent)

The whole family is in accounting and finance; they have an innate understanding of numbers. (inherited, intrinsic)

Some people think leadership is an innate skill that you are born with, others believe leadership skills can be learned. (instinctive, inherent)

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