innately


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in·nate

 (ĭ-nāt′, ĭn′āt′)
adj.
1.
a. Existing naturally or by heredity rather than being learned through experience: "Chimpanzees show an innate distrust of contact with strangers" (Cindy Engel).
b. Of or produced by the mind rather than learned through experience: an innate knowledge of right and wrong.
2. Possessed as an essential characteristic; inherent: "As the Army and farmers built more and more levees, the Missouri lost an innate capacity to absorb its frequent excesses" (William Least Heat-Moon).

[Middle English innat, from Latin innātus, past participle of innāscī, to be born in : in-, in; see in-2 + nāscī, to be born; see genə- in Indo-European roots.]

in·nate′ly adv.
in·nate′ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.innately - in an innate manner; "the child is said to be innately disposed to learn language"
Translations

innately

[ɪˈneɪtlɪ] ADVde manera innata
it is not innately evilno es malo de por sí

innately

[ɪˈneɪtli] adv [good, gifted, aggressive] → foncièrement
innately cautions → d'une prudence innée
innately superior → d'une supériorité innée

innately

adv (= naturally)von Natur aus
References in classic literature ?
There had been something so innately characteristic in this look, that all the dusky years, and the burden of unfit calamity which had fallen upon him, did not suffice utterly to destroy it.
My task was a very hard one; but, as I was absolutely resolved--as my cousins saw at length that my mind was really and immutably fixed on making a just division of the property--as they must in their own hearts have felt the equity of the intention; and must, besides, have been innately conscious that in my place they would have done precisely what I wished to do--they yielded at length so far as to consent to put the affair to arbitration.
Although the Doctor's daughter had known nothing of the country of her birth, she appeared to have innately derived from it that ability to make much of little means, which is one of its most useful and most agreeable characteristics.
Innately just, she attributed this peculiarity of his to the fact that he had lived so long alone, and while it fretted her, she usually forgave him.
But the degree of fertility is likewise innately variable; for it is not always the same when the same two species are crossed under the same circumstances, but depends in part upon the constitution of the individuals which happen to have been chosen for the experiment.
That their fertility, besides being eminently susceptible to favourable and unfavourable conditions, is innately variable.
Why should the degree of sterility be innately variable in the individuals of the same species?
Presumably, neither the relentless EastEnders PC machine nor poor put-upon Pam innately disapprove of transvestism.
I'm all down for changing things but the true nature of 007 is I feel just very innately English - it shouldn't be an American putting on an English accent.
Additionally, every text innately leaves a record of the sender, their intent, and the best number to reach them, so businesses never lose a lead.
They are innately Puritan and conservative with a small c.
By unraveling the science behind the process of invention and discovery, Ashton offers reassuring proof that while we're not all equally creative, we are all innately creative.