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"originate" in British English

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originateverb

uk   us   /əˈrɪdʒ.ɪ.neɪt/
C2 [I] to come from a ​particularplace, ​time, ​situation, etc.: Although the ​technology originated in the UK, it has been ​developed in the US The ​game is ​thought to have originated among the ​nativepeoples of ​Alaska. [T] to ​start something or ​cause it to ​happen: Who originated the saying "Small is ​beautiful"?
(Definition of originate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"originate" in American English

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originateverb [I]

 us   /əˈrɪdʒ·əˌneɪt/
to come from or ​begin in a ​particularplace or ​situation: Jazz originated in the US and is now ​popularthroughout the ​world.
(Definition of originate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"originate" in Business English

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originateverb

uk   us   /əˈrɪdʒəneɪt/
[I] to come from a particular ​place, ​time, ​situation, etc.: originate in Although the ​technology originated in the UK, it has been ​developed in the US.originate at This ​flight originated at Los Angeles ​airport and is continuing to Boston and then Madrid.originate from sb/sth They are ​studyingcomplaints believed to have originated from ​retailers.
[T] to ​start something or cause it to ​happen: We ​plan to ​improve our ​marketingprogram using ​ideas originated by our ​customers.
[T] FINANCE to ​arrange a new ​loan or ​investment : A ​mortgagebrokermatches borrowers with ​lenders but does not originate or ​servicemortgages.
(Definition of originate from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “originate”
in Arabic يَنشأ…
in Korean -에서 기원하다…
in Portuguese ter origem, ser originário…
in Catalan originar-se…
in Japanese ~から始まる…
in Chinese (Simplified) 起源,发源,发端, 产生, 最早开始…
in Chinese (Traditional) 起源,發源,發端, 產生, 最早開始…
in Italian avere origine…
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