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 for innovate
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Innovate \In"no*vate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Innovated; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Innovating.] [L. innovatus, p. p. of innovare to
     revew; pref. in- in + novare to make new, fr. novus new. See
     New.]
     1. To bring in as new; to introduce as a novelty; as, to
        innovate a word or an act. [Archaic]
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. To change or alter by introducing something new; to
        remodel; to revolutionize. [Archaic] --Burton.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              From his attempts upon the civil power, he proceeds
              to innovate God's worship.            --South.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Innovate \In"no*vate\, v. i.
     To introduce novelties or changes; -- sometimes with in or
     on. --Bacon.
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           Every man, therefore, is not fit to innovate. --Dryden.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  innovate
      v 1: bring something new to an environment; "A new word
           processor was introduced" [syn: introduce, innovate]

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