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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

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

An institution or reform movement that is not selfish, must originate in the recognition of some evil that is adding to the sum of human suffering, or diminishing the sum of happiness.
Clara Barton

I believe that all centers that appear in space - whether they originate in biology, in physical forces, in pure geometry, in color - are alike simply in that they all animate space. It is this animated space that has its functional effect upon the world, that determines the way things work, that governs the presence of harmony and life.
Christopher Alexander

It is essential for genetic material to be able to make exact copies of itself; otherwise growth would produce disorder, life could not originate, and favourable forms would not be perpetuated by natural selection.
Maurice Wilkins
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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
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