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Definition 1: bring into being - [verb of creation]

Samples where originate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He initiated a new program
  • Start a foundation

Synonyms for originate in the sense of this definition

(originate is a kind of ...) make or cause to be or to become

"make a mess in one's office" "create a furor"

(... is a kind of originate ) set in motion, start an event or prepare the way for

"Hitler's attack on Poland led up to World War II"

(... is a kind of originate ) apply or start

"set fire to a building"

(... is a kind of originate ) belong to an earlier time

"This story dates back 200 years"

Definition 2: come into existence; take on form or shape - [verb of stative]

Samples where originate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for originate in the sense of this definition

(originate is a kind of ...) come into existence

"What becomes has duration"

(... is a kind of originate ) rise again

"His need for a meal resurged" "The candidate resurged after leaving politics for several years"

(... is a kind of originate ) happen or occur as a result of something

(... is a kind of originate ) to be the product or result

"Melons come from a vine" "Understanding comes from experience"

(... is a kind of originate ) come up (as of feelings and thoughts, or other ephemeral things)

"Strong emotions welled up" "Smoke swelled from it"

(... is a kind of originate ) take its rise

"These rivers head from a mountain range in the Himalayas"

(originate has a similar meaning as ...) be gradually disclosed or unfolded; become manifest

"The plot developed slowly"

Definition 3: begin a trip at a certain point, as of a plane, train, bus, etc. - [verb of stative]

Samples where originate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The flight originates in Calcutta

(originate is a kind of ...) have a beginning, in a temporal, spatial, or evaluative sense

"The DMZ begins right over the hill" "The second movement begins after the Allegro" "Prices for these homes start at $250,000"

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