stem from

phrasal verb

stemmed from; stemming from; stems from
: to be caused by (something or someone) : to come from (something or someone)
Most of her health problems stem from an accident she had when she was younger.
His love of the outdoors stems from his father.

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“Stem from.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Mar. 2023.

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