verb (used without object), o·rig·i·nat·ed, o·rig·i·nat·ing.
verb (used with object), o·rig·i·nat·ed, o·rig·i·nat·ing.
Origin of originate
Examples from the Web for originate
But where do air pollutants in northern China, in particular Beijing, originate?
And aside from that, it was likely unconstitutional because bills that raise revenue must originate in the House.
He is the most public face attached to policies he facilitated but did not originate.
Now, this evil ground cannot originate in the Divine will; it must, therefore, be referred to the will of man.
To originate a smash means more tasting than there is when there is no use in stewing more than has been put in there to stay.Geography and Plays|Gertrude Stein
It may originate in the periosteum, or may spread thence from the marrow, or from synovial membrane.Manual of Surgery|Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
How marvelous too must be the alliance they form with those vivacious passions which originate the principal actions of our lives!Memoir of John Howe Peyton|Various
The Master said: My function is to indicate rather than to originate.The Sayings of Confucius|Confucius
British Dictionary definitions for originate
Word Origin and History for originate
1650s, probably a back-formation of origination. In earliest reference it meant "to trace the origin of;" meaning "to bring into existence" is from 1650s; intransitive sense of "to come into existence" is from 1775. Related: Originated; originating.