- 1[intransitive] (+ adv./prep.) to happen or appear for the first time in a particular place or situation The disease is thought to have originated in the tropics. The word originated as a marketing term.
- 2[transitive] originate something to create something new Locke originated this theory in the 17th century. Word Origin mid 17th cent.: from medieval Latin originat-
BrE BrE//əˈrɪdʒɪneɪt//; NAmE NAmE//əˈrɪdʒɪneɪt//(formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they originate
BrE BrE//əˈrɪdʒɪneɪt//; NAmE NAmE//əˈrɪdʒɪneɪt//he / she / it originates
BrE BrE//əˈrɪdʒɪneɪts//; NAmE NAmE//əˈrɪdʒɪneɪts//past simple originated
BrE BrE//əˈrɪdʒɪneɪtɪd//; NAmE NAmE//əˈrɪdʒɪneɪtɪd//past participle originated
BrE BrE//əˈrɪdʒɪneɪtɪd//; NAmE NAmE//əˈrɪdʒɪneɪtɪd//-ing form originating
BrE BrE//əˈrɪdʒɪneɪtɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//əˈrɪdʒɪneɪtɪŋ//