spring, arise, rise, originate, derive, flow, issue, emanate, proceed, stem mean to come up or out of something into existence. spring implies rapid or sudden emerging.
an idea that springs to mind arise and rise may both convey the fact of coming into existence or notice but rise often stresses gradual growth or ascent.
new questions have arisen
slowly rose to prominence originate implies a definite source or starting point.
the fire originated in the basement derive implies a prior existence in another form.
the holiday derives from an ancient Roman feast flow adds to spring a suggestion of abundance or ease of inception.
words flowed easily from her pen issue suggests emerging from confinement through an outlet.
blood issued from the cut emanate applies to the coming of something immaterial (such as a thought) from a source.
reports emanating from the capital proceed stresses place of origin, derivation, parentage, or logical cause.
advice that proceeds from the best of intentions stem implies originating by dividing or branching off from something as an outgrowth or subordinate development.
industries stemming from space research
Examples of originate in a Sentence
These stories originated during earlier times.
The book originated as a series of lectures.
The sound seemed to originate from outside the room.
The custom is believed to have originated in the western U.S.
He did not originate the idea.
The policy was originated by the previous administration. See More
Recent Examples on the WebIn the 1970s, Gold argued that the oil found on Earth did not originate from the decomposition of organic material, as most geologists believe, but was present deep underground when the planet first formed.
Alan Lightman, The Atlantic, 8 Sep. 2022 Although the illnesses could not be traced to the plant, and the company said that bacteria tied to the illnesses did not originate there, the factory was closed for months after the FDA cited unsanitary conditions there.
Laura Reiley, BostonGlobe.com, 20 July 2022 Although the illnesses could not be traced to the plant, and the company said that bacteria tied to the illnesses did not originate there, the factory was closed for months after the FDA cited unsanitary conditions there.
Laura Reiley, Washington Post, 20 July 2022 Where does the tension originate in a potential plot?
Mike Hume, Washington Post, 9 Aug. 2022 Where did rumors of the Thermostat Menace originate?
Timothy Noah, The New Republic, 18 July 2022 Reichmuth encouraged people to be aware of the history of where claims against EVs originate.
Thomas Birmingham, The Courier-Journal, 12 July 2022 Corbicula clams, like the one seen in Winters Run, are part of an invasive species that does not originate in Maryland but has been found there before.
Emily Mae Czachor, CBS News, 29 Aug. 2022 Rather than stimulating retinal neurons from within the retina, Zhou and his colleagues triggered their activity with ultrasound, or high frequency sound waves, that originate outside of the eye.
Connie Chang Chinchio, Popular Mechanics, 25 Aug. 2022 See More
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