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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To cause the beginning of.

Usage examples (37)
  • Verb (used without object) : The practice originated during the Middle Ages. ,This train originates at Philadelphia
  • Verb (used with object) : to originate a better method
  • Basil herbs are royalty, meaning "King" the name originated from the Greek word basileus.
  • Its name originated from the Greek word meaning "to sweep." for more
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