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Synonyms for begin
ˈbeɪ gɪn

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Begin, Menachem Begin(verb)

    Israeli statesman (born in Russia) who (as prime minister of Israel) negotiated a peace treaty with Anwar Sadat (then the president of Egypt) (1913-1992)

    Antonyms:
    finish, end, terminate, cease, stop

  2. get down, begin, get, start out, start, set about, set out, commence(verb)

    take the first step or steps in carrying out an action

    "We began working at dawn"; "Who will start?"; "Get working as soon as the sun rises!"; "The first tourists began to arrive in Cambodia"; "He began early in the day"; "Let's get down to work now"

    Synonyms:
    bug out, take, pop, make, mystify, experience, develop, put down, draw, array, have, become, sustain, protrude, jump, initiate, receive, scram, take off, bulge, go, stimulate, sire, lead off, bulge out, drive, engender, startle, fix, pay back, get under one's skin, stick, suffer, beat, swallow, set about, get down, father, go about, incur, contract, dispirit, bring forth, grow, get going, come out, dumbfound, stupefy, start, depress, light, cast down, originate, take up, bring, bewilder, mother, induce, range, buzz off, catch, write down, bugger off, obtain, beget, puzzle, flummox, get, deject, generate, capture, find, amaze, get off, baffle, produce, approach, pop out, attempt, start out, pose, vex, embark on, aim, let, set forth, perplex, arrest, gravel, let down, fetch, depart, set down, commence, part, dismount, arrive, set out, convey, set off, acquire, come, lower, bring down, dismay, pay off, undertake, unhorse, demoralise, cause, lay out, start up, demoralize, take down, nonplus

    Antonyms:
    terminate, end, cease, finish, stop

  3. begin, start(verb)

    have a beginning, in a temporal, spatial, or evaluative sense

    "The DMZ begins right over the hill"; "The second movement begins after the Allegro"; "Prices for these homes start at $250,000"

    Synonyms:
    go, bulge, embark on, startle, set forth, get down, take off, start up, set about, start out, commence, bulge out, lead off, part, start, pop, bug out, come out, take up, get, originate, depart, protrude, get going, set out, initiate, set off, pop out, jump

    Antonyms:
    terminate, stop, end, cease, finish

  4. begin, lead off, start, commence(verb)

    set in motion, cause to start

    "The U.S. started a war in the Middle East"; "The Iraqis began hostilities"; "begin a new chapter in your life"

    Synonyms:
    go, bulge, embark on, startle, set forth, get down, take off, start up, set about, start out, protrude, commence, bulge out, lead off, part, start, pop, bug out, come out, take up, get, originate, depart, lead astray, get going, set out, initiate, set off, pop out, jump

    Antonyms:
    stop, end, terminate, cease, finish

  5. begin(verb)

    begin to speak or say

    "Now listen, friends," he began

    Synonyms:
    get, start out, set out, set about, get down, commence, start, lead off

    Antonyms:
    end, cease, terminate, stop, finish

  6. begin(verb)

    be the first item or point, constitute the beginning or start, come first in a series

    "The number `one' begins the sequence"; "A terrible murder begins the novel"; "The convocation ceremony officially begins the semester"

    Synonyms:
    get, start out, set out, set about, get down, commence, start, lead off

    Antonyms:
    cease, end, finish, terminate, stop

  7. begin(verb)

    have a beginning, of a temporal event

    "WW II began in 1939 when Hitler marched into Poland"; "The company's Asia tour begins next month"

    Synonyms:
    get, start out, set out, set about, get down, commence, start, lead off

    Antonyms:
    terminate, end, stop, cease, finish

  8. begin, start(verb)

    have a beginning characterized in some specified way

    "The novel begins with a murder"; "My property begins with the three maple trees"; "Her day begins with a workout"; "The semester begins with a convocation ceremony"

    Synonyms:
    go, bulge, embark on, startle, set forth, get down, take off, start up, set about, start out, commence, bulge out, lead off, part, start, pop, bug out, come out, take up, get, originate, depart, protrude, get going, set out, initiate, set off, pop out, jump

    Antonyms:
    finish, stop, end, terminate, cease

  9. begin, start(verb)

    begin an event that is implied and limited by the nature or inherent function of the direct object

    "begin a cigar"; "She started the soup while it was still hot"; "We started physics in 10th grade"

    Synonyms:
    go, bulge, embark on, startle, set forth, get down, take off, start up, set about, start out, commence, bulge out, lead off, part, start, pop, bug out, come out, take up, get, originate, depart, protrude, get going, set out, initiate, set off, pop out, jump

    Antonyms:
    terminate, end, cease, finish, stop

  10. begin(verb)

    achieve or accomplish in the least degree, usually used in the negative

    "This economic measure doesn't even begin to deal with the problem of inflation"; "You cannot even begin to understand the problem we had to deal with during the war"

    Synonyms:
    get, start out, set out, set about, get down, commence, start, lead off

    Antonyms:
    end, cease, terminate, finish, stop

  11. begin(verb)

    begin to speak, understand, read, and write a language

    "She began Russian at an early age"; "We started French in fourth grade"

    Synonyms:
    get, start out, set out, set about, get down, commence, start, lead off

    Antonyms:
    finish, stop, terminate, cease, end

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. begin

    Synonyms:
    initiate, commence, prepare, start, originate, arise, inaugurate

    Antonyms:
    achieve, complete, terminate, conclude, consummate, finish, close, end

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. begin(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    originate, arise, take rise

  2. begin(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    commence, make a beginning, take the first step, break ground, break the ice

  3. begin(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    commence, institute, originate, enter upon, set about, set on foot, set in operation

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Alex
Alex
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Daniel
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Karen
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Veena
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