Synonyms of 'cradle'
1 cribDictionary, cot, Moses basket
The baby sleeps in the cradle upstairs.
She placed the baby back in its crib.
2 birthplaceDictionary, beginning, source
New York is the cradle of capitalism.
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You can refer to the beginning, cause, or source of something as its origin or origins.
theories about the origin of life
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Thesaurus for cradle from the Collins English Thesaurus
A cradle is a baby's bed with high sides. Cradles often have curved bases so that they rock from side to side.