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Definition of 'originate'


  1. 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
  2. bring into being; "He initiated a new program"; "Start a foundation"
       Synonyms: initiate start
  3. begin a trip at a certain point, as of a plane, train, bus, etc.; "The flight originates in Calcutta"

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