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English verb: originate

1. originate (stative) come into existence; take on form or shape

SamplesA new religious movement originated in that country.
A love that sprang up from friendship.
The idea for the book grew out of a short story.
An interesting phenomenon uprose.

Synonymsarise, develop, grow, rise, spring up, uprise

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)become

Narrower (hyponym)come, come forth, emerge, follow, head, resurge, swell, well up

Verb groupdevelop

2. originate (creation) bring into being

SamplesHe initiated a new program.
Start a foundation.

Synonymsinitiate, start

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)create, make

Narrower (hyponym)date back, date from, go back, initiate, lead up, set

3. originate (stative) begin a trip at a certain point, as of a plane, train, bus, etc.

SamplesThe flight originates in Calcutta.

Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP

Broader (hypernym)begin, start

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