originate - definition and synonyms


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present tense
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.