What does the word originate mean?

Usage examples for originate

  1. There cannot be an inquiry of more intense interest than to investigate the causes in which originate the differences among these three characters; or, in other words, the principles on which we can explain the fact, that the will of individuals may be influenced so differently with the same motives before them. – The Philosophy of the Moral Feelings by John Abercrombie
  2. The doctrine did not originate with me, or with Comly, or with any American author. – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  3. It is a genuine movement of them; yet it does not originate with them; and the first effect of it upon them is stagnation. – Change in the Village by (AKA George Bourne) George Sturt