Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: verb

To produce; create.

Part of speech: verb

To arise from some origin or source.

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Usage examples "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", John Abercrombie.
  2. The doctrine did not originate with me, or with Comly, or with any American author. - "The Grammar of English Grammars", 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", (AKA George Bourne) George Sturt.