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originate from (some place or something)

To come from some place or source of origin. The olives we use to create this oil originate from Greece, so you can be sure that you are getting an authentic flavor. The story actually originated from an idea I had in college about a robot that travels the cosmos absorbing the culture and knowledge of different alien species.
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originate in (some place or something)

To begin in or stem from some place or source of origin. Our family tree originates in Sicily, but we have branches extending to nearly every continent on the planet! It seems like the issue originates in the company's bookkeeping protocols.
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originate with (someone or something)

To begin with someone or something; to have been started or instigated by someone or something. The idea actually originates with my friend Michael, who told me his a dream he had about a robot that travels the cosmos. The trail of dirty money originates with a shell company in the Seychelles.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

originate from something

to come from something or some place. Did you originate from around here? I originated from a different area of the country. Some of our customs originate from old beliefs.
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originate in something

to have had a beginning in something or some place. The river originates in the Andes Mountains. All your troubles originate in your lungs.
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originate with someone or something

to have been started by someone, something, or during a time period or event. Did this policy originate with you? This idea originated with the committee.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Because of Earth's off-center location in the Milky Way, she says, the symmetric distribution argues against a burst source associated with our own galaxy unless the bursts originate in a huge halo whose inner diameter is double that of the Milky Way.
However, a fee was imposed on receivers of reversals because they are the parties that originate the transfer that prompts the reversal.
The polyp was clearly found to originate in the left sphenoid sinus; there was no connection to the middle meatus or maxillary sinus ostium (figure, H).
[1,3] Although most sphenochoanal polyps arise in the sphenoid ostium, some have been reported to originate in adjacent areas and in the sphenoid sinus.
It will invest in existing debt securities, such as CMBS instruments and mezzanine debt, and directly originate new whole loans and preferred equity investments across all, or any part of, the capital structure.
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There are a large number of financial institutions that originate less than $50 million of multifamily loans annually.