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o·rig·i·nate

originate

 
 
pronunciation:
rI j neIt
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part of speech: verb
inflections: originates, originating, originated
definition 1: to start or come into being.
His novel originated from stories about his own family.
synonyms:
arise, begin, commence, develop, grow
similar words:
come from, derive, evolve, form, issue, proceed, spring from, stem
definition 2: to give being to or create.
He originated the idea of labor unions.
synonyms:
create, develop, initiate, invent
antonyms:
copy
similar words:
commence, compose, devise, establish, form, found, generate, hatch, institute, introduce, launch, produce, start
derivations: origination (n.), originator (n.)
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The word originate contains the following part:
-ate1 Latin verb-forming suffix that means to make, cause, do
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The suffix -ate primarily forms transitive verbs from Latin bases. Many -ate verbs were loanwords from Latin. Verbs ending in -ate combine with the suffix -ion to form nouns ending in -ation. These verbs also have corresponding agent nouns ending in -ator (navigator, dictator, elevator).