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verb originate pronunciation in British English /əˈrɪdʒəneɪt/
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he/she/itoriginates
present participleoriginating
past tenseoriginated
past participleoriginated
  1. 1
    [intransitive] to begin to exist or appear for the first time
    originate in: The concept of factory outlet shopping originated in America.
    originate from: Many herbs originate from the Mediterranean.
    originate with: The idea didn’t originate with George Bush, but with Ronald Reagan.
  2. 2
    [transitive] to create or start something
    I intend to find out who originated this rumour.

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