Thesaurus for originate
Definition of originate
- (v): bring into being; "He initiated a new program"; "Start a foundation"
- (v): 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"
- (v): begin a trip at a certain point, as of a plane, train, bus, etc.; "The flight originates in Calcutta"