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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

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

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

The difficulties we face originate from one of three sources. Some are sent to us by the Lord to test our faith, others are the result of Satan's attacks, and still others are due to our own sinful choices.
Charles Stanley
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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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