Share this entry

Share this page

originate

Synonyms of originate in English:

verb

  • 1 the disease originated in Africa
    arise, have its origin, begin, start, stem, spring, emerge, emanate
  • 2 Tom originated the idea
    invent, create, initiate, devise, think up, dream up, conceive, formulate, form, develop, generate, engender, produce, mastermind, pioneer
    literary beget
  • Definition of originate in:

    Share this entry

    Share this page

     

    What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

    Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

    Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

    Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

    Word of the day snarf
    Pronunciation: snɑːf
    verb
    eat or drink quickly or greedily