Definition of Originate

1. Verb. Come into existence; take on form or shape. "An interesting phenomenon uprose"

Exact synonyms: Arise, Develop, Grow, Rise, Spring Up, Uprise
Related verbs: Develop
Generic synonyms: Become
Specialized synonyms: Resurge, Come Forth, Emerge, Come, Follow, Swell, Well Up, Head
Derivative terms: Growth, Origin, Origination, Origination, Originative



2. Verb. Bring into being. "Start a foundation"

3. Verb. Begin a trip at a certain point, as of a plane, train, bus, etc.. "The flight originates in Calcutta"
Generic synonyms: Begin, Start
Derivative terms: Origin, Origin, Origination

Definition of Originate

1. v. t. To give an origin or beginning to; to cause to be; to bring into existence; to produce as new.

2. v. i. To take first existence; to have origin or beginning; to begin to exist or act; as, the scheme originated with the governor and council.

Definition of Originate

1. Verb. (transitive) To cause to be, to bring into existence; to produce, initiate. (defdate from 17th c.) ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive) To come into existence; to have origin or beginning; to spring, be derived ((term from), (term with)). (defdate from 18th c.) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Originate

1. [v -NATED, -NATING, -NATES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Originate

origin of replication
originable
original
original aspect ratio
original research
original sin
originalism
originalist
originalists
originalities
originality
originally
originalness
originals
originary
originate (current term)
originate in
originated
originates
originating
origination
origination fee
originations
originative
originatively
originator
originators
originless
origins
orillion

Literary usage of Originate

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Constitutional History of New York: From the Beginning of the Colonial by Charles Zebina Lincoln (1906)
"[Bills may originate in either house.] —Any bill may originate in either house of the legislature, and all bills passed by one house may be amended by the ..."

2. The Constitutional History of New York: From the Beginning of the Colonial by Charles Zebina Lincoln (1906)
"[Bills may originate in either house.] —Any bill may originate in either house of the legislature, and all bills passed by one house may be amended by the ..."

3. The Constitution of the United States: Its History Application and Construction by David Kemper Watson (1910)
"All Bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with Amendments, as on other Bills. ..."

4. The Origin and Growth of the English Constitution: An Historical Treatise by Hannis Taylor (1898)
"... with the exception of money bills, which money Mils, must originate with the commons, and bills touching the touching peerage, which must originate with ..."

5. The Works of James Abram Garfield by James Abram Garfield (1882)
"THE RIGHT TO originate REVENUE BILLS. SPEECH DELIVERED IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, MARCH 3, 1871. AT the third session of the Forty-first Congress, ..."

6. Enquiry Into Plants and Minor Works on Odours and Weather Signs by Theophrastus (1916)
"Of the ways in which trees and plants originate. Instances of degeneration from seed. I. THE ways in which trees and plants in general originate are these ..."

7. Political Science and Comparative Constitutional Law by John William Burgess (1890)
"The vesting of the power to originate tax levies exclusively in the more popular branch of the legislative department of the government is not a defense ..."

8. Political Science and Comparative Constitutional Law by John William Burgess (1890)
"The vesting of the power to originate tax levies exclusively in the more popular branch of the legislative department of the government is not a defense ..."

Other Resources:

Search for Originate on Dictionary.com!Search for Originate on Thesaurus.com!Search for Originate on Google!Search for Originate on Wikipedia!

Search