Definitions for originateəˈrɪdʒ əˌneɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. originate, arise, rise, develop, uprise, spring up, grow(verb)

    come into existence; take on form or shape

    "A new religious movement originated in that country"; "a love that sprang up from friendship"; "the idea for the book grew out of a short story"; "An interesting phenomenon uprose"

  2. originate, initiate, start(verb)

    bring into being

    "He initiated a new program"; "Start a foundation"

  3. originate(verb)

    begin a trip at a certain point, as of a plane, train, bus, etc.

    "The flight originates in Calcutta"

Wiktionary

  1. originate(Verb)

    To cause to be, to bring into existence; to produce, initiate.

  2. originate(Verb)

    To come into existence; to have origin or beginning; to spring, be derived (from, with).

    The scheme originated with the governor and council.

  3. Origin: From (the participle stem of) , from origo. Compare origin.

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'originate' in Verbs Frequency: #878

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Thomas Alva Edison:

    Great ideas originate in the muscles.

  2. B. F. Skinner:

    Does a poet create, originate, initiate the thing called a poem, or is his behavior merely the product of his genetic and environmental histories?

  3. I Ching:

    Creativity comes from awakening and directing men's higher natures, which originate in the primal depths of the universe and are appointed by Heaven.

  4. Thierry Roland:

    Given our global footprint, we are able to originate assets from all over the world, repackage them, and then offer them to the U.S. investor base, investors come to us to buy emerging market assets.

  5. Harriet Martineau:

    Laws and customs may be creative of vice; and should be therefore perpetually under process of observation and correction: but laws and customs cannot be creative of virtue: they may encourage and help to preserve it; but they cannot originate it.

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Translations for originate

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • erzeugen, entwickeln, entspringen, entstehenGerman
  • γεννώ, προέρχομαιGreek
  • originiEsperanto
  • originar, originarseSpanish
  • instituerFrench
  • származik, megteremt, eredHungarian
  • originareItalian
  • voortkomenDutch
  • создать, происходить, произойти, порождать, возникнуть, породить, возникать, создаватьRussian

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