Synonyms of originate in English:

originate

verb

  • 1 the disease originates from East Africa
    arise, have its origin, derive, begin, start, stem, spring, emerge, develop, grow, rise, flow, emanate, issue
  • 2 Bill Levy originated the idea
    invent, be the inventor of, create, initiate, devise, think up, dream up, coin, conceive, design, concoct, contrive, formulate, form, evolve, develop, generate, engender, produce, discover, set in motion, set up, put in place, inaugurate, launch, mastermind, pioneer, introduce, establish, institute, bring about, found, give birth to, be the father/mother of
    literary beget
    [Antonyms] terminate end
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