Definitions for: Originate


[v] bring into being; "He initiated a new program"; "Start a foundation"
[v] 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"
[v] begin a trip at a certain point, as of a plane, train, bus, etc.; "The flight originates in Calcutta"



Webster (1913) Definition: O*rig"i*nate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Originated; p.
pr. & vb. n. Originating.] [From Origin.]
To give an origin or beginning to; to cause to be; to bring
into existence; to produce as new.

A decomposition of the whole civill and political mass,
for the purpose of originating a new civil order.
--Burke.


O*rig"i*nate, v. i.
To take first existence; to have origin or beginning; to
begin to exist or act; as, the scheme originated with the
governor and council.

Synonyms: arise, develop, grow, initiate, rise, spring up, start, uprise

See Also: become, begin, come, come forth, create, date back, date from, emerge, follow, go back, lead up, make, originate in, resurge, set, start, swell, well up

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