Definition of source verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

  

source

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//sɔːs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//sɔːrs//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they source
BrE BrE//sɔːs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//sɔːrs//
 
he / she / it sources
BrE BrE//ˈsɔːsɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɔːrsɪz//
 
past simple sourced
BrE BrE//sɔːst//
 
; NAmE NAmE//sɔːrst//
 
past participle sourced
BrE BrE//sɔːst//
 
; NAmE NAmE//sɔːrst//
 
-ing form sourcing
BrE BrE//ˈsɔːsɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɔːrsɪŋ//
 
 
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[often passive] source something (from…) (business) to get something from a particular place We source all the meat sold in our stores from British farms. see also outsource Word Origin late Middle English: from Old French sours(e), past participle of sourdre ‘to rise’, from Latin surgere.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: source