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.
- original equipment manufacturer,
- original gum,
- original sin,
- origination fee,
Origin of originate
Examples from the Web for originator
“Elizabeth Warren is the originator,” he said of the comment that energized Republicans in the 2012 race.
Barghouti, its originator and primary spokesman, is not shy about pointing this out.
Jim had been one of the promoters of the “super-predator” theory, though he was not its originator.James Q. Wilson Greatest Strength, Admitting When He Was Wrong|David Frum|March 6, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Tricia Romano talks to Margaret Cho and “It Gets Better” originator Dan Savage to try to figure it out.
In the Crow's Nest the sudden coup of the strikers had the effect which its originator had doubtless counted upon.The Taming of Red Butte Western|Francis Lynde
It is, however, as the originator of a variety of paradoxical theories that Hardouin is now best remembered.
He was the originator of the daily political paper, the Algemeine Zeitung, so extensively circulated in Europe.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
The difficulty was solved presently by events of which I was not the originator.The Betrayal of John Fordham|B.L. (Benjamin Leopold) Farjeon
One of us had to be the originator and the other the reflection, but now it was reversed.The Man Who Staked the Stars|Charles Dye
1818, agent noun in Latin form from 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.