originate definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • to create into becoming; make: originated the practice of monthly reports.
    • to offer an origin or starting to; resulting in become; to bring into existence; to create as brand-new.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • ahead into being; start. See Synonyms at stem1.
    • To take first presence; to possess origin or beginning; to begin with to exist or act.
  • others:
    • To give increase or beginning to; supply or constitute first or commencement of; initiate; set going; bring to pass; deliver into presence; event; cause; create, artistically or intellectually; create; invent.
    • To designate or explain as taking (its) start; derive; deduce.
    • To occur; take (its) increase; find a starting-point or source; begin.
  • verb:
    • bring into being
    • start a vacation at a specific point, as of a plane, train, coach, etc.
    • enter into existence; take on type or shape

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