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Definition of Originate

Originate

  1. To give an origin or beginning to; to cause to be; to bring into existence; to produce as new.
  2. To take first existence; to have origin or beginning; to begin to exist or act; as, the scheme originated with the governor and council.

Originate Quotations

What is the meaning of 'gossip?' Doesn't it originate with sympathy, an interest in one's neighbor, degenerating into idle curiosity and love of tattling? Which is worse, this habit, or keeping one's self so absorbed intellectually as to forget the sufferings and cares of others, to lose sympathy through having too much to think about?
Lucy Larcom

The five big mistakes in football are the fumble, the interception, the penalty, the badly called play, the blocked punt - and most of these originate with the quarterback. Find a mistake-proof quarterback and you have this game won.
Woody Hayes

Remember that politics, colonialism, imperialism and war also originate in the human brain.
Vilayanur S. Ramachandran

Laws and customs may be creative of vice; and should be therefore perpetually under process of observation and correction: but laws and customs cannot be creative of virtue: they may encourage and help to preserve it; but they cannot originate it.
Harriet Martineau

Creativity is every company's first driver. It's where everything starts, where energy and forward motion originate. Without that first charge of creativity, nothing else can take place.
Nolan Bushnell
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Originate Translations

originate in Dutch is het gevolg zijn van, afstammen
originate in French is provenir
originate in German is erzeugen, verursachen
originate in Italian is causo
originate in Latin is emanio
originate in Portuguese is origine
originate in Spanish is originar