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Synonyms of originate in English:


  • 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
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