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Definition of 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

Great ideas originate in the muscles.
Thomas A. Edison

I feel that no one should be ashamed or have fear or doubt within themselves when they speak about the roots or Africa wherein I and I originate from. It's like an individual who tries to disown himself, and to me, it is a form of defeat by disowning yourself.
Burning Spear

I like to originate new roles and characters for musical theater.
Idina Menzel

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

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