Definition of 'originate'
- come into existence; take on form or shape; "A new religious movement originated in that country"; "a love that sprang up from friendship"; "the idea for the book grew out of a short story"; "An interesting phenomenon uprose"
Synonyms: arise rise develop uprise spring up grow
- bring into being; "He initiated a new program"; "Start a foundation"
Synonyms: initiate start
- begin a trip at a certain point, as of a plane, train, bus, etc.; "The flight originates in Calcutta"