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  Definition of originate
  1. bring into being; "He initiated a new program"; "Start a foundation"
  2. 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"
  3. begin a trip at a certain point, as of a plane, train, bus, etc.; "The flight originates in Calcutta"
Similar Words: initiate, start, arise, rise, develop, uprise, spring up, grow

 

See Also: originate in

 

Hyponyms: lead up, initiate, set, go back, date back, date from, resurge, come forth, emerge, come, follow, well up, swell, head

 

Grouped Verbs: develop

 

Derivational Morphology: beginning, start, commencement, first, outset, get-go, kickoff, starting time, showtime, offset, newcomer, fledgling, fledgeling, starter, neophyte, freshman, newbie, entrant, trigger, induction, initiation, founding, foundation, institution, origination, creation, innovation, introduction, instauration, origin, inception, originator, conceiver, mastermind, emergence, outgrowth, growth, root, rootage, source

 

Anagrams: Agrigento, aragonite

 

 
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