Translation of originate in Spanish:

originate

Pronunciation: /əˈrɪdʒəneɪt; əˈrɪdʒɪneɪt/

vi

  • 1.1 (begin) [custom] originarse; [fire] empezar*, iniciarse the practice originated in France la costumbre se originó or tuvo su origen en Francia where did that idea originate? ¿dónde se originó or de dónde surgió esa idea? the noise seemed to originate from the first floor el ruido parecía venir de la planta baja this ceremony originates in an ancient ritual la ceremonia tiene su origen en un antiguo rito
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    • Though the word originates from the Latin debere, it comes via the Old French dette.
    • Deschauer said the water originates from the south, an area of pasture and woodland.
    • The seeds used to grow the diseased potatoes are believed to have originated in Holland.
    1.2 (AmE) salir* de the flight, which originated in New York, stopped over in Chicago el vuelo, procedente de or que venía de Nueva York, hizo escala en Chicago

vt

  • [idea/style] crear
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    • We didn't go out and originate a track in India with a tabla player and then build upon that.
    • He originated the idea of a negawatt, a unit electricity which is simply not used.
    • This is what Hindu thought has done, however, in originating the concept of dharma.

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