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originate

verb uk   us   /əˈrɪdʒ.ɪ.neɪt/
C2 [I] to come from a particular place, 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 native peoples of Alaska. [T] to start something or cause it to happen: Who originated the saying "Small is beautiful"?
Translations of “originate”
in Korean -에서 기원하다…
in Arabic يَنشأ…
in Portuguese ter origem, ser originário…
in Catalan originar-se…
in Japanese ~から始まる…
in Italian avere origine…
in Chinese (Traditional) 起源,發源,發端, 產生, 最早開始…
in Chinese (Simplified) 起源,发源,发端, 产生, 最早开始…
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