Tricia Romano talks to Margaret Cho and “It Gets Better” originator Dan Savage to try to figure it out.
Jim had been one of the promoters of the “super-predator” theory, though he was not its originator.
Barghouti, its originator and primary spokesman, is not shy about pointing this out.
“Elizabeth Warren is the originator,” he said of the comment that energized Republicans in the 2012 race.
Balashev told him why he considered Napoleon to be the originator of the war.
Mr. Freese was the originator of the celebrated outline maps.
This was not the only institution of a scientific nature of which Davy was an early patron, if not indeed an originator.
The latter is complete—it is the mastery of an originator of style.
He was the originator of a natural, realistic, and sympathetic school of literary criticism.
She could hardly say she was the originator and still she had participated.
1650s, probably a back-formation of origination. In earliest reference it meant "to trace the origin of;" meaning "to bring into existence" is from 1650s; intransitive sense of "to come into existence" is from 1775. Related: Originated; originating.
originate o·rig·i·nate (ə-rĭj'ə-nāt')
v. o·rig·i·nat·ed, o·rig·i·nat·ing, o·rig·i·nates
To bring into being; create.
To come into being; start.