Originate definitions

ə-rĭj'ə-nāt'
To originate is to start something or cause something to start.

When you get everyone started wearing a new kind of funky glasses, this is an example of a situation where you originate the trend.

verb
0
0
To bring into being; create or start.

Originated the practice of monthly reports.

verb
0
0
To come into being; start.

An invention that originated in China.

verb
0
0
To bring into being; esp., to create (something original); invent.
verb
0
0
To come into being; begin; start.
verb
0
0
To cause to be, to bring into existence; to produce, initiate. [from 17th c.]
verb
0
0
(intransitive) To come into existence; to have origin or beginning; to spring, be derived (from, with). [from 18th c.]

The scheme originated with the governor and council.

verb
0
0

Origin of originate

From (the participle stem of) Late Latin *originare (“to begin, give rise to"), from Latin orÄ«gō (“origin"). Compare origin.