Originate - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |əˈrɪdʒɪneɪt|  American pronunciation of the word originate
Brit.  |əˈrɪdʒɪneɪt|  British pronunciation of the word originate
- come into existence; take on form or shape (syn: arise, develop, grow, rise, spring up, uprise)
A new religious movement originated in that country
- bring into being (syn: initiate, start)
- begin a trip at a certain point, as of a plane, train, bus, etc.
The flight originates in Calcutta


These stories originated during earlier times.

The book originated as a series of lectures.

The sound seemed to originate from outside the room.

The custom is believed to have originated in the western U.S.

He did not originate the idea.

The policy was originated by the previous administration.

The trouble originated in a fault in the machinery.

How did the plan originate?

A lot of our medicines originate from tropical plants.

Many Christmas traditions originated in Germany.

The idea originated with the ancient Greek philosophers.

The town originated as a small fishing port.

The technique was originated by an Italian artist.

With whom did the idea originate?

A new religious movement originated in that country

Word forms

I/you/we/they: originate
he/she/it: originates
present participle: originating
past tense: originated
past participle: originated
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