Definitions for originate

Definitions for (verb) originate

Main entry: start, originate, initiate

Definition: bring into being

Usage: He initiated a new program; Start a foundation

Main entry: grow, arise, originate, spring up, develop, uprise, rise

Definition: come into existence; take on form or shape

Usage: 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

Main entry: originate

Definition: begin a trip at a certain point, as of a plane, train, bus, etc.

Usage: The flight originates in Calcutta

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