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Meaning of ORIGINATE

Pronunciation:  u'riju`neyt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  bring into being; "He initiated a new program"; "Start a foundation"
  2. [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"
  3. [v]  begin a trip at a certain point, as of a plane, train, bus, etc.; "The flight originates in Calcutta"

ORIGINATE is a 9 letter word that starts with O.


 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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
  2. \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.
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