originate

  • 1 originate — o‧rig‧i‧nate [əˈrɪdʒneɪt] verb 1. [transitive] FINANCE to arrange and supply a loan, especially a mortgage (= loan for buying a house): • Commercial banks originated 42% of all mortgages last year compared with 32% the previous year. • The bank… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 2 originate — orig·i·nate /ə ri jə ˌnāt/ vb nat·ed, nat·ing vt: to give rise to; specif: to issue (a mortgage loan) usu. for subsequent sale in a pool of mortgage loans to a secondary market compare service vi: to take or have origin orig·i·na·tion /ə ˌri jə… …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 originate — [v1] begin; spring arise, be born, birth, come, come from, come into existence, commence, dawn, derive, emanate, emerge, flow, hail from, issue, proceed, result, rise, start, stem; concepts 105,221 Ant. end, finish, terminate originate [v2]… …

    New thesaurus

  • 4 Originate — O*rig i*nate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Originated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Originating}.] [From {Origin}.] To give an origin or beginning to; to cause to be; to bring into existence; to produce as new. [1913 Webster] A decomposition of the whole civil and… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 Originate — O*rig i*nate, 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. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 originate in — index emanate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 7 originate — (v.) 1650s, probably a back formation of origination (1640s), from M.Fr. origination, from L. originationem (nom. originatio), from originem (see ORIGINAL (Cf. original)). In earliest reference it meant to trace the origin of; meaning to bring… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8 originate — rise, derive, arise, *spring, flow, issue, emanate, proceed, stem Analogous words: *begin, commence, start …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 9 originate — ► VERB 1) have a specified beginning. 2) create or initiate. DERIVATIVES origination noun originator noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 originate — [ə rij′i nāt΄] vt. originated, originating [< ML originatus, pp. of originari, to begin < L origo: see ORIGIN] to bring into being; esp., to create (something original); invent vi. to come into being; begin; start SYN. RISE origination n.… …

    English World dictionary

  • 11 originate */*/ — UK [əˈrɪdʒəneɪt] / US [əˈrɪdʒəˌneɪt] verb Word forms originate : present tense I/you/we/they originate he/she/it originates present participle originating past tense originated past participle originated 1) [intransitive] to begin to exist or… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 originate — o|rig|i|nate [əˈrıdʒıneıt] v 1.) [I always + adverb/preposition, not in progressive] formal to come from a particular place or start in a particular situation ▪ How did the plan originate? originate from ▪ A lot of our medicines originate from… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 originate — o|rig|i|nate [ ə rıdʒə,neıt ] verb ** 1. ) intransitive to begin to exist or appear for the first time: originate in: The concept of factory outlet shopping originated in America. originate from: Many herbs originate from the Mediterranean.… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 originate — v. (d; intr.) to originate from; in; with (the idea originated with her) * * * [ə rɪdʒɪneɪt] in with (the idea originated with her) (d; intr.) to originate from …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 15 originate — originable /euh rij euh neuh beuhl/, adj. origination, n. originator, n. /euh rij euh nayt /, v., originated, originating. v.i. 1. to take its origin or rise; begin; start; arise: The practice originated during the Middle Ages. 2. (of a train,… …

    Universalium

  • 16 originate — verb Originate is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑flight, ↑idea, ↑problem …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 17 originate — [[t]ərɪ̱ʤɪneɪt[/t]] originates, originating, originated V ERG When something originates or when someone originates it, it begins to happen or exist. [FORMAL] [V prep/adv] The disease originated in Africa... [V prep/adv] All carbohydrates… …

    English dictionary

  • 18 originate — verb 1 (intransitive always + adv/prep, not in progressive) formal to start to develop in a particular place or from a particular situation (+ in/from/with): a custom originating in Chinese culture | How did the idea originate? 2 (T) to have the… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 originate — verb ( nated; nating) Date: 1667 transitive verb to give rise to ; initiate intransitive verb to take or have origin ; begin Synonyms: see spring • origination noun • originator …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 20 originate — verb a) To give an origin or beginning to; to cause to be; to bring into existence; to produce as new; to be the first actor to play (a role) For the first time since Douglas Fairbanks Sr. originated the role in the 1920 silent The Mark of Zorro …

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