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American English: /əˈrɪdʒəˌneɪt/
British English: /əˈrɪdʒɪneɪt/
, /ɒˈrɪdʒɪneɪt/

Translation of originate in Spanish:

intransitive verb

  • 1 (begin)
    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
    Example sentences
    • 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.
  • 2 (US) 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

transitive verb

  • (idea/style)
    Example sentences
    • 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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