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Synonyms for begin
ˈbeɪ gɪn

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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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Begin, Menachem Beginverb

    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, commenceverb

    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, startverb

    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, commenceverb

    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. beginverb

    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. beginverb

    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. beginverb

    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, startverb

    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, startverb

    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. beginverb

    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. beginverb

    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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. beginverb

    Synonyms:
    originate, arise, take rise

  2. beginverb

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

  3. beginverb

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. beginverb

    Synonyms:
    commence, arise, spring, originate

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How to use begin in a sentence?

  1. Mahabharata:

    Death comes, and makes a man his prey, A man whose powers are yet unspent; Like one on gathering flowers intent, Whose thoughts are turned another way. Begin betimes to practise good, Lest fate surprise thee unawares Amid thy round of schemes and cares; To-morrow?s task to-day conclude.*

  2. Gov Cuomo:

    These pictures of people on beaches, these videos of young people saying, This is my spring break, Im out to party, this is so unintelligent and reckless. I cant even begin to express it.

  3. State John Kerry:

    First, we have agreed to accelerate and expand the delivery of humanitarian aid beginning immediately, second, we have agreed to implement a nationwide cessation of hostilities to begin in a target of one week's time. That's ambitious, but everybody is determined to move as rapidly as possible to try to achieve this.

  4. Jimmy Kimmel:

    The stunning Lupita Nyong ’ o, Kumail Nanjiani was born in Mexico and raised in Kenya, let the tweetstorm from the president's toilet begin !

  5. Woody Allen:

    I'm not sure where to begin.

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