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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishoriginateo‧rig‧i‧nate /əˈrɪdʒəneɪt/ ●●○ verb  1 [intransitive always + adverb/preposition, not in progressive] formalCOME FROM/ORIGINATE to come from a particular place or start in a particular situation How did the plan originate?originate from A lot of our medicines originate from tropical plants.originate in Many Christmas traditions originated in Germany.originate with The idea originated with the ancient Greek philosophers.originate as The town originated as a small fishing port.2 [transitive]INVENT to have the idea for something and start it The technique was originated by an Italian artist.→ See Verb table
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originateThe statement did not elaborate on where such charges had originated.How did the tradition of wearing costumes on Halloween originate?The city has over 300 banks, and this is where much of its wealth originates.In the tropics, haemonchosis must be considered, possibly originating from hypobiotic larvae.But proving that life originated at hydrothermal vents involves more than just showing that it could have.a rumor that was probably originated by one of the president's aidesHe originates from Dublin Zoo and is an example of the cooperation which exists between zoos.He said he knows the calls are connected to the convention, because they originate from hotels.Six of them originated from the same bar on Corfu - 500 miles from the island of Kos where Ben first vanished.Buddhism originated in India and came to China in the first century A.D.Welfare is a program that originated in the 1930s to help widows.The astronomer who originates the request gives the observatories at least two or three times when we can do the work.
From Longman Business Dictionaryoriginateo‧rig‧i‧nate /əˈrɪdʒəneɪt/ verb1[transitive]FINANCE to arrange and supply a loan, especially a MORTGAGE (=loan for buying a house)Commercial banks originated 42% of all mortgages last year compared with 32% the previous year.The bank has reached an agreement with the banking regulator on the types of loans it may originate.2[intransitive] to start in or come from a particular place or situationoriginate in/from/withthe country from which the currency originatesThe flight had originated in New York and refueled in Alaska.→ See Verb table
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Simple Form
I, you, we, theyoriginate
he, she, itoriginates
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I, you, he, she, it, we, theyoriginated
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave originated
he, she, ithas originated
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad originated
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill originate
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have originated
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