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Overview of verb originate

The verb originate has 3 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (12) originate, arise, rise, develop, uprise, spring up, grow

(come into existence; take on form or shape; "A 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")

2. (4) originate, initiate, start

(bring into being; "He initiated a new program"; "Start a foundation")

3. originate

(begin a trip at a certain point, as of a plane, train, bus, etc.; "The flight originates in Calcutta") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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