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Definitions for originate
əˈrɪdʒ əˌneɪtorig·i·nate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. originate, arise, rise, develop, uprise, spring up, growverb

    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, startverb

    bring into being

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

  3. originateverb

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

    "The flight originates in Calcutta"

Wiktionary

  1. originateverb

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

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

  2. originateverb

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

    The scheme originated with the governor and council.

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

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  1. Verbs Frequency

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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of originate in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of originate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of originate in a Sentence

  1. State John Kerry on Wednesday:

    The United States did not draft or originate this resolution, nor did we put The United States forward, the United States was drafted and … introduced by Egypt … in coordination with the Palestinians and others.

  2. 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.

  3. Jay Myers:

    Many people think that ‘Black Friday’ comes from the idea that it’s a highly profitable day for retailers, one where they’re getting ‘out of the red’ and ‘into the black,’ the term didn’t actually originate from retailers. Philadelphia police officers first used the term ‘Black Friday’ in the 1960s to describe the day after Thanksgiving, when a flurry of tourists came into the city to shop, causing traffic jams and accidents.

  4. 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?

  5. Cometan:

    Good writing is not shaped solely by words, but by the contexts, feelings, and hardships from which such words originate.

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Translations for originate

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  • تنشأArabic
  • entstehen, entspringen, erzeugen, entwickelnGerman
  • γεννώ, προέρχομαιGreek
  • originiEsperanto
  • originarse, originarSpanish
  • instituerFrench
  • उत्पन्न करनाHindi
  • ered, megteremt, származikHungarian
  • originareItalian
  • voortkomenDutch
  • возникнуть, порождать, породить, возникать, создавать, произойти, происходить, создатьRussian

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