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1. not established by conditioning or learning;
- Example: "an unconditioned reflex"
[syn: unconditioned, innate, unlearned]

2. being talented through inherited qualities;
- Example: "a natural leader"
- Example: "a born musician"
- Example: "an innate talent"
[syn: natural, born(p), innate(p)]

3. present at birth but not necessarily hereditary; acquired during fetal development;
[syn: congenital, inborn, innate]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Innate \In*nate"\, v. t. To cause to exit; to call into being. [Obs.] "The first innating cause." --Marston. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Innate \In"nate\ ([i^]n"n[asl]t or [i^]n*n[=a]t"; 277), a. [L. innatus; pref. in- in + natus born, p. p. of nasci to be born. See Native.] 1. Inborn; native; natural; as, innate vigor; innate eloquence. [1913 Webster] 2. (Metaph.) Originating in, or derived from, the constitution of the intellect, as opposed to acquired from experience; as, innate ideas. See A priori, Intuitive. [1913 Webster] There is an innate light in every man, discovering to him the first lines of duty in the common notions of good and evil. --South. [1913 Webster] Men would not be guilty if they did not carry in their mind common notions of morality, innate and written in divine letters. --Fleming (Origen). [1913 Webster] If I could only show, as I hope I shall . . . how men, barely by the use of their natural faculties, may attain to all the knowledge they have, without the help of any innate impressions; and may arrive at certainty without any such original notions or principles. --Locke. [1913 Webster] 3. (Bot.) Joined by the base to the very tip of a filament; as, an innate anther. --Gray. [1913 Webster] Innate ideas (Metaph.), ideas, as of God, immortality, right and wrong, supposed by some to be inherent in the mind, as a priori principles of knowledge. [1913 Webster]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

50 Moby Thesaurus words for "innate": atavistic, automatic, bodily, born, coeval, congenital, connatal, connate, connatural, constitutional, deep-seated, elemental, essential, genetic, genic, hereditary, impulsive, in the blood, inborn, inbred, incarnate, indigenous, ingrained, inherent, inherited, instinctive, instinctual, intrinsic, involuntary, libidinal, matroclinous, native, native to, natural, natural to, normal, organic, patrimonial, patroclinous, physical, primal, regular, spontaneous, standard, subliminal, temperamental, typical, unacquired, unconscious, unlearned