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Another word for innate

  1. Possessed at birth

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  2. Forming an essential element, as arising from the basic structure of an individual

Another word for innate

      1. Of or relating to heredity or inheritance.
      2. Transmitted or capable of being transmitted genetically from parent to offspring:
      3. Passed down from one generation to the next:
      1. Of or relating to a condition that is present at birth, as a result of either heredity or environmental influences:
      2. Being or having an essential characteristic as if by nature; inherent or inveterate:
      1. Produced by inbreeding.
      2. Consisting of or involving a homogenous or unvaried group of people:
      3. Fixed in the character or disposition as if inherited; deep-seated:
      1. Existing naturally or by heredity rather than being learned through experience:
      1. Of or relating to the essential nature of a thing; inherent.
      2. Situated within or belonging solely to the organ or body part on which it acts. Used of certain nerves and muscles.
      1. Being such by birth or origin:
      2. Being a member of the original inhabitants of a particular place.
      3. Of, belonging to, or characteristic of such inhabitants:
      1. Present in or produced by nature:
      2. Of, relating to, or concerning nature:
      3. Conforming to the usual or ordinary course of nature:
      1. Existing as an essential constituent or characteristic; intrinsic:

Synonym Study

  • Hereditary implies acquirement of characteristics by transmission genetically from parents or ancestors hereditary blondness
  • Congenital implies existence at or from one's birth congenital blindness
  • Inbred refers to qualities that are deeply ingrained by breeding an inbred love of learning
  • Innate and inborn are often interchangeable, but innate has more extensive connotations, describing that which belongs to something as part of its nature or constitution, and inborn, the simpler term, more specifically suggesting qualities so much a part of one's nature as to seem to have been born in or with one inborn modesty