O·rig·i·nate v. t. [imp. & p. p. Originated p. pr. & vb. n. Originating.] To give an origin or beginning to; to cause to be; to bring into existence; to produce as new.
A decomposition of the whole civil and political mass, for the purpose of originating a new civil order. --Burke.
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.
v 1: 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" [syn: arise, rise, develop, uprise, spring
2: bring into being; "He initiated a new program"; "Start a
foundation" [syn: initiate, start]
3: begin a trip at a certain point, as of a plane, train, bus,
etc.; "The flight originates in Calcutta"