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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. © 2015 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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Park and Mansoorabad feeders originating from 132-KV Old Thermal
gird station, new Khannuana feeder originating from 132-KV Khannuana
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Ali Abad and Madoana feeders originating from 132-KV Sitiana grid station, Jaranwala Road feeder emanating from 132-KV Scarp Colony grid station
Similarly, electricity supply from Yasrab feeder originating from 132-KV City OTP grid station, Khiyaban Garden and CTM-II feeders emanating from 132-KV University grid station, Hindoana, Aasian, Muazzam Shah, Chenab Nagar, Usman Abad and Badshahi feeders originating from 132-KV Chiniot grid station will also remain suspended from 9: 00 a.m.
feeder emanating from 132-KV Nia Lahore grid station, al-Bahadur feeder originating from 132-KV Garh Fateh Shah grid station, al-Khaliq and Thikriwala feeders emanating from 132-KV Thikriwala grid station,
Meanwhile, power supply from Sain Wazeer Ali feeder emanating from 132-KV Sammundri grid station and Khiddarwala feeder originating from 132-KV Manjhala Bagh grid station will remain suspended from 9: 30 a.m.
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FESCO spokesman told reporter on Saturday that power supply from Liaqat Abad, Lakkar Mandi, Bakkar Mandi, Sheikh Colony, Ali Housing and Gulfisn feeders emanating from 132-KV Jhang Road grid station, Rasheed Abad and Rehmat Town feeders originating from 132-KV University grid station, Rehmay Shah and Alam Shah feeders emanating from 132-KV Tandlianwala grid station will remain suspended from 9:00 a.m.
FESCO spokesman told Reporter on Sunday that power supply from Liaqat Abad, Lakkar Mandi, Bakkar Mandi, Sheikh Colony, Ali Housing and Gulfishan Colony feeders emanating from 132-KV Jhang Road grid station, Rehmay Shah and Alam Shah feeders originating from 132-KV Tandlianwala grid station, Rasheed Abad and Rehmat Town feeders emanating from 132-KV University grid station will remain suspended from 9 am to 2 pm while MKB, Interloop-5, MSC, Phalahiwala, Interloop, New Fatima, Rehman, Megna.
FESCO spokesman told reporter on Monday that power supply from Jubilee and Abdullah Pur feeders emanating from 132-KV Old Thermal grid station, Liaqat Abad, Lakkar Mandi, Afghan Abad, Bakkar Mandi, Sheikh Colony, Ali Housing, Gulfishan and NIAB-1 feeders originating from 132-KV Jhang Road grid station will remain suspended from 9:00 a.m.