verb (-nated; -nating) Date: 1667 transitive verb to give rise to ; initiate intransitive verb to take or have origin ; begin Synonyms: see springorigination nounoriginator noun

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  • originate — o‧rig‧i‧nate [əˈrɪdʒneɪt] verb 1. [transitive] FINANCE to arrange and supply a loan, especially a mortgage (= loan for buying a house): • Commercial banks originated 42% of all mortgages last year compared with 32% the previous year. • The bank… …   Financial and business terms

  • originate — orig·i·nate /ə ri jə ˌnāt/ vb nat·ed, nat·ing vt: to give rise to; specif: to issue (a mortgage loan) usu. for subsequent sale in a pool of mortgage loans to a secondary market compare service vi: to take or have origin orig·i·na·tion /ə ˌri jə… …   Law dictionary

  • originate — [v1] begin; spring arise, be born, birth, come, come from, come into existence, commence, dawn, derive, emanate, emerge, flow, hail from, issue, proceed, result, rise, start, stem; concepts 105,221 Ant. end, finish, terminate originate [v2]… …   New thesaurus

  • Originate — O*rig i*nate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Originated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Originating}.] [From {Origin}.] To give an origin or beginning to; to cause to be; to bring into existence; to produce as new. [1913 Webster] A decomposition of the whole civil and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Originate — O*rig i*nate, v. i. To take first existence; to have origin or beginning; to begin to exist or act; as, the scheme originated with the governor and council. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • originate — (v.) 1650s, probably a back formation of origination (1640s), from M.Fr. origination, from L. originationem (nom. originatio), from originem (see ORIGINAL (Cf. original)). In earliest reference it meant to trace the origin of; meaning to bring… …   Etymology dictionary

  • originate — rise, derive, arise, *spring, flow, issue, emanate, proceed, stem Analogous words: *begin, commence, start …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • originate — ► VERB 1) have a specified beginning. 2) create or initiate. DERIVATIVES origination noun originator noun …   English terms dictionary

  • originate — [ə rij′i nāt΄] vt. originated, originating [< ML originatus, pp. of originari, to begin < L origo: see ORIGIN] to bring into being; esp., to create (something original); invent vi. to come into being; begin; start SYN. RISE origination n.… …   English World dictionary

  • originate */*/ — UK [əˈrɪdʒəneɪt] / US [əˈrɪdʒəˌneɪt] verb Word forms originate : present tense I/you/we/they originate he/she/it originates present participle originating past tense originated past participle originated 1) [intransitive] to begin to exist or… …   English dictionary

  • originate — o|rig|i|nate [əˈrıdʒıneıt] v 1.) [I always + adverb/preposition, not in progressive] formal to come from a particular place or start in a particular situation ▪ How did the plan originate? originate from ▪ A lot of our medicines originate from… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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