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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
begin (verb)
intransitive verb
1.
to do the first part of an action go into the first part of a process - start
2.
a) to come into existence - arise
b) to have a starting point
3.
transitive verb
to do or succeed in the least degree - I can't begin to tell you how pleased I am
1.
to set about the activity of - start
2.
a) to bring into being - found
b) - originate invent
Begin (biographical name)
Me*na*chem 1913–1992 prime min. of Israel (1977–83) - bixbeg02.wav mə-ˈnä-ḵəm
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
begin (verb)
1.
to take the first step in (a process or course of action)
SYNONIMS:
commence, embark (on upon), enter (into upon), fall (to), get off, kick off, launch, lead off, open, start, strike (into)
RELATED WORDS:
create, generate, inaugurate, initiate, innovate, invent, originate; adopt, embrace, take on, take up; establish, father, found, institute, organize, pioneer, set up, spawn; get around (to), get down (to), get round (to)
get going, get to, set about
NEAR ANTONYMS:
cease, desist, discontinue, halt, knock off, lay off, quit, stop; close, complete; abandon, forsake, leave; abolish, demolish, destroy, exterminate, extinguish, phase out
conclude, end, finish, terminate
begin (verb)
2.
to come into existence
SYNONIMS:
actualize, appear, arise, break, commence, dawn, engender, form, materialize, originate, set in, spring, start
RELATED WORDS:
be, breathe, exist, live, subsist; arrive, come on, emerge; coalesce, cohere, shape (up); continue, endure, last, persist, survive
NEAR ANTONYMS:
conclude, desist, discontinue, finish, halt, quit, terminate; disappear, dissolve, evaporate, vanish; depart, die, expire, pass away, perish
cease, end, stop
begin (verb)
3.
to be responsible for the creation and early operation or use of
SYNONIMS:
begin, constitute, establish, inaugurate, initiate, innovate, institute, introduce, launch, pioneer, plant, set up, start
RELATED WORDS:
author, father, originate; conceive, concoct, contrive, cook (up), create, devise, fabricate, invent, make up, manufacture, produce, think (up); construct, put up; develop, enlarge, expand; endow, finance, fund, subsidize; arrange, organize, systematize, systemize; refound, reinitiate, reinstitute, relaunch
NEAR ANTONYMS:
abolish, annihilate, annul, nullify; end, finish, halt, stop, terminate; round (off out), wind up, wrap up
close (down), phase out, shut (up)
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