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originate (make)

Definition:

to bring into being

Class:

creation verb (sewing, baking, painting, performing, etc.)

Past tense:

originated

Present participle:

originating

3rd-person singular present:

originates

Type of:

make

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Examples:

go back | lead up | set

Synonyms:

initiate | start

See also:

originate in

Etymology:

probably a back-formation of origination (1640s), from Middle French...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

All senses of originate...

Definition references  (+images)

Collins Dictionary:

originate | origination [noun, derived]

to come or bring into being | [intransitive, United States, Canadian] (of a bus, train, etc) to begin its journey at a specified point (23 of 454 words, 2 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/originate

Merriam-Webster:

originate | originated [past tense] | originating [present participle] | initiate [synonym, sense-specific] | begin [synonym, sense-specific] | actualize [synonym, sense-specific] | appear [synonym, sense-specific] | arise [synonym, sense-specific] | break [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

to give rise to; "initiate" | to take or have origin; "begin" (11 of 156 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/originate

Macmillan British Dictionary:

originate | originated [past tense] | originating [present participle] | originates [3rd-person singular present]

[intransitive] to begin to exist or appear for the first time | [transitive] to create or start something (17 of 82 words, 2 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/originate

Wiktionary:

originate | originated [past tense] | originating [present participle] | originates [3rd-person singular present]

[transitive] To cause to be, to bring into existence; to produce, initiate. | [intransitive] To come into existence; to have origin or beginning; to spring, be derived (from, with). (28 of 79 words, 2 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/originate

Oxford Dictionary:

originate | origination [derived] | originative [derived]

[intransitive, with adverbial] : have a specified beginning | create or initiate (something) (12 of 78 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/originate

Random House Dictionary:

originate | originated [past tense] | originating [present participle]

to take its origin or rise; begin; start; arise. | (of a train, bus, or other public conveyance) to begin a scheduled run at a specified place. | to ... (27 of 62 words, 3 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/originate

Cambridge Dictionary:

originate

to come from a particular place, time, situation, etc | to start something or cause it to happen (17 of 55 words, 2 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/originate

New World Dictionary:

originate | originated [past tense] | originating [present participle] | origination [noun, related] | originative [adjective, related] | originator [noun, related]

to bring into being; especially, to create (something original); invent | to come into being; begin; start (16 of 42 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/originate

American Heritage Dictionary:

originate | originated [past tense] | originating [present participle] | originates [3rd-person singular present] | origination [noun, related] | originative [adjective, related] | originatively [adverb, related] | originator [noun, related]

To bring into being; create | To come into being; start. See Synonyms at stem1. (14 of 35 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/originate

Wikipedia:

Initiation

a rite of passage ceremony marking entrance or acceptance into a group or society. It could also be a formal admission to adulthood in a community or one of its formal components. In an extended sense it can also signify a transformation in which the ... (45 of 1951 words, 3 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Initiation

Britannica Encyclopedia:

referendum and initiative [politics] | referendum | initiative

electoral devices by which voters may express their wishes with regard to government policy or proposed legislation. They exist in a variety of forms. ... (24 of 539 words, 6 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/495133​/referendum-and-initiative

Columbia Encyclopedia:

initiation

the transition and attendant ceremonies, such as ordeals and rites, involved in passing from one state or status to another, often from childhood to ... (24 of 118 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/society​/A​0825230​.html

Encarta Dictionary:

originate | originated [past tense] | originating [present participle] | originates [3rd-person singular present]

to begin or develop somewhere or from something | to invent something, or bring something into being (16 of 83 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861684889​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

originate

First use: 1650s

Origin: probably a back-formation of origination (1640s), from Middle French origination, from Latin originationem (nominative ... (15 of 46 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=originate

Wiktionary:

originate | originated [past tense] | originating [present participle] | originates [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: (the participle stem of) Late Latin *originare ("to begin, give rise to"), from Latin orīgō ("origin"). Compare origin.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/originate

Oxford Dictionary:

originate

First use: mid 17th century

Origin: medieval Latin originat- "caused to begin", from Latin origo, origin- "source, origin"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/originate

New World Dictionary:

originate | originated [past tense] | originating [present participle]

Origin: Medieval Latin originatus, past participle of originari, to begin from Latin origo: see "origin"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/originate

Encarta Dictionary:

originate | originated [past tense] | originating [present participle] | originates [3rd-person singular present]

First use: Mid-17th century

Origin: medieval Latin originat-, past participle of originare from Latin origin-

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861684889​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

originate | originated [past tense] | originating [present participle] | originates [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "originate"

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Collins Dictionary:

originate

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "originate"

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

originate | originated [past tense] | originating [present participle] | originates [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "originate"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/originate

Macmillan American Dictionary:

originate | originated [past tense] | originating [present participle] | originates [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "originate"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/originate

Cambridge Dictionary:

originate

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "originate"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "originate"

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the Free Dictionary:

originate

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "originate"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "originate"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "originate" by speech synthesizer

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Google Dictionary:

originate | originated [past tense] | originating [present participle] | originates [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: English pronunciation of "originate"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

originate

Audio: North American pronunciation of "originate"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=origin​05 word=originate

YourDictionary Audio:

originate

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "originate" by speech synthesizer

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freedictionary.org:

originate

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "originate" by speech synthesizer

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