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originate

[ uh-rij-uh-neyt ]
/ 蓹藞r瑟d蕭 蓹藢ne瑟t /
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verb (used without object), o路rig路i路nat路ed, o路rig路i路nat路ing.
to take its origin or rise; begin; start; arise: The practice originated during the Middle Ages.
(of a train, bus, or other public conveyance) to begin a scheduled run at a specified place: This train originates at Philadelphia.
verb (used with object), o路rig路i路nat路ed, o路rig路i路nat路ing.
to give origin or rise to; initiate; invent: to originate a better method.
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Origin of originate

First recorded in 1645鈥55; probably back formation from origination (from French ), from Latin or墨gin膩ti艒 鈥渆tymology鈥; see origin, -ate1, ion

synonym study for originate

3. See discover.

OTHER WORDS FROM originate

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British Dictionary definitions for originate

originate
/ (蓹藞r瑟d蕭瑟藢ne瑟t) /

verb
to come or bring into being
(intr) US and Canadian (of a bus, train, etc) to begin its journey at a specified point

Derived forms of originate

origination, nounoriginator, noun
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