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originate

o·rig·i·nate

originate

 
pronunciation:
rI j neIt
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: originated, originates, originating
definition 1: to arise or come into being.
synonyms:
arise, begin, commence, develop, emerge, grow, start
similar words:
come from, derive, emanate, evolve, form, issue, proceed, rise, spring from, stem
definition 2: of public transportation, to begin at a specified location.
This bus originates in Boston.
similar words:
begin, come from, proceed from, start
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to create or give being to.
synonyms:
begin, conceive, create, develop, initiate, invent
antonyms:
copy
similar words:
commence, compose, devise, establish, form, found, generate, hatch, institute, introduce, launch, mother, produce, start
derivations: origination (n.), originator (n.)
Word Parts
The word originate contains the following parts:
orig Latin root that means beginning
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-ate1 Latin verb-forming suffix that means to make, cause, do
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The suffix -ate primarily forms transitive verbs from Latin bases. Many -ate verbs were loanwords from Latin. Verbs ending in -ate combine with the suffix -ion to form nouns ending in -ation. These verbs also have corresponding agent nouns ending in -ator (navigator, dictator, elevator).