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Meaning & Definition of Originate in English





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"
  • originate,
  • arise,
  • rise,
  • develop,
  • uprise,
  • spring up,
  • grow

2. Bring into being

  • "He initiated a new program"
  • "Start a foundation"
  • originate,
  • initiate,
  • start

3. Begin a trip at a certain point, as of a plane, train, bus, etc.

  • "The flight originates in calcutta"
  • originate

Examples of using

Where did the Olympic Games originate?
I must know where these quotations originate.