Begin synonyms

bĭ-gĭn'
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To take the first step in doing:
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To push, drive, or move forward; propel
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To provide occasion for; cause:
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To celebrate formally the first public use of; dedicate
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(Idiomatic) to trigger movement, to get going
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(Intransitive, idiomatic) To begin working.
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To create or produce by penetrating forcibly:
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To lay the base of; set for support; base
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(Intransitive, idiomatic)To start something, usually playing live music.
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To move from an elevated place by one jump.
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(Intransitive, idiomatic) To occur, especially suddenly or unexpectedly.
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To get under way
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To be the cause of; bring about; make happen; effect, induce, produce, compel, etc.
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To bring into practice or use; introduce by first doing or using; start
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(Econ.) To create (anything having exchange value)
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To launch is defined as to set something in motion, to start something or to forcefully throw something.
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To prepare for and present
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(Intransitive) To begin to operate.
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To set out on a trip.
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To get under way
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To get under way
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To occupy; to consume (space or time).
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(Physics) To bring about (an electric or magnetic effect) in a body by exposing it to the influence or variation of a field of force
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To cause to take place.
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To get under way
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To establish, organize, or introduce:
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To deliberately begin to do (something):
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To get under way
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To get under way
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To get under way
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To get under way
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To get under way
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To track down and intimidate.
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To get under way
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To start (a campaign).
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To impart motion or the appearance of motion to.
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To get involved in.
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(Idiomatic) To proceed; to begin.
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To get under way
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To get under way
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To introduce a person or group of people to an organisation.
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To get under way
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To put (an inactive military unit) on an active status by assigning personnel, equipment, etc. to it
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To act decisively on the basis of information received or deduced.
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To produce as a result of a chemical or physical process:
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To make actual or real; realize in action
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(Intransitive) To have a given result; to turn out (well, badly etc.); to result in. [from 18th c.]
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To make (something or someone) known by formal announcement or recommendation.
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To bring into being; create or start:
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To cause (an institution, for example) to come into existence or begin operating; found; set up.
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To ready something for use.
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To keep animals and have them reproduce in a way that improves the next generation’s qualities.
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(Now Rare) To compel; require; force
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To go before and prepare or open a way for; to act as pioneer.
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To get under way
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(Nautical, of an anchor) To lift off the sea bottom when being weighed.
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(Military) To dig trenches to resist an enemy attack. (This meaning is extended by metaphor to cricket and other situations.)
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To get under way
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(Idiomatic) To begin; to start some action; to set in motion.
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(Baseball, softball) An expression used at the beginning of a game of baseball.
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(Idiomatic) To start a new endeavor enthusiastically and wholeheartedly.
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(Idiomatic) To get engaged
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(Idiomatic) To begin gaining experience; To take a risk and try something new.
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To go out, leave.
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To take root, become established.
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To spring up; to come into action, being, or notice; to become operative, sensible, or visible; to begin to act a part; to present itself.
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To increase in size, volume, or level:
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To come into being
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To come into being
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To become a participant, member, or part of; join:
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(Intransitive) To begin to brighten with daylight.
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To grow or to cause to sprout
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To rise suddenly and quickly from or as from a sitting or lying position
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(Intransitive, figuratively) To come rapidly into existence.
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To come into being
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To come into being
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To come into being
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To come or send forth, as from a source:
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To come into being
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To occur is to happen or to be found.
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To come into being
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To move forward and into view, to emerge, to appear.
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To begin to grow, or to issue from a stock in the manner of a bud, as a horn.
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To come into being
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To come into being
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To be derived from.
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To come into being
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(Idiomatic, by extension) To become too mature for something.
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To reach the best or most vigorous stage
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To begin to thrive or flourish; develop
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(Intransitive) To begin suddenly; to emerge in a certain condition.
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To come into being
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(Poker slang) to bet into a pot postflop from the first betting position
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(Intransitive, of an aircraft or spacecraft) To leave the ground and begin flight; to ascend into the air.
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To appear; to be realised.
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To come into being
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To come into being
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To come to an end; terminate
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(Euphemistic) To end the employment contract of an employee; to fire or lay off.
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To sit down slowly; settle down:
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(Intransitive) To come or go near, in place or time; to draw nigh; to advance nearer.
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(With object following “get", slang) To excite or arouse, especially in a sexual manner.
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(Idiomatic) To begin to have or exhibit.
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To enter upon or have a beginning; start.
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To bring about; make happen; cause or accomplish:
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To provide with, or affect as, a motive or motives; incite, impel, or encourage
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(Idiomatic, intransitive, US, informal, often as imperative) To pose a challenge or threat; to attack; to compete aggressively.
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(Idiomatic) To become the leader, to advance into first place.
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To begin one's life, or occupation.
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To produce through artistic or imaginative effort:
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To initiate (an action); set off
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To serve as the activating or animating influence of or in; stir up; activate
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To bring up; rear:
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To cause to work:
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(Intransitive) To reveal oneself; to become communicative.
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To fasten by means of tackle
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To get under way
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(Baseball) To be the first batter of an inning.
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(Idiomatic, colloquial, euphemistic) To die or quit permanently.
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To get under way
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To get under way
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To get under way
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To get under way
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(Idiomatic) To start hurrying to undertake a task.
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(Idiomatic) To work or exert oneself heavily or with full effort.
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(Idiomatic) To begin firing (weapons) at something or someone.
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(Intransitive, figuratively) To begin to talk or present information quickly.
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(Idiomatic) To barely begin; to see or do only a fraction of what is possible.
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To get under way
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To get under way
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To get under way
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(Idiomatic) To start to get to know people, by avoiding awkwardness.
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To get under way
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(Intransitive, colloquial, figuratively) To fail; to be refused a request or to have a proposal not be accepted, in particular a request for a (hopefully romantic) date.
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(Idiomatic, slang) To irritate, vex, or annoy.
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Alternative form of get the ball rolling.
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To come into being
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Coming into being or being created.
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(Astronomy) Designates the brightest star in a constellation.
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Of or pertaining to catechumens.
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(Physics) Relating to a subatomic particle.
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Rudimentary; incipient:
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(Genetics) Relating to genetics or genes.
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Being, or serving as, a productive source or influence
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Chaotic, disordered, confused; also, incoherent, rambling.
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Beginning to exist or appear:
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Tending or used to initiate.
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Beginning to form, start, grow, or develop
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About to produce or come forth with something, such as an idea or a discovery.
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(Anthrop.) Of or having to do with a preliterate, generally isolated, culture with a relatively low level of technology
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(Biol.) Earliest formed in the development of an organism, organ, structure, etc.; primitive
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(Biology) Imperfectly or incompletely developed:
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The act of putting into motion.
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Beginning means the moment or place when something started.
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A ceremony at which academic degrees or diplomas are conferred.
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The beginning of some process, chain of events, etc.
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The beginning of a course of action:
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The introduction to a paper or discourse.
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A foundation is defined as an organization set up to finance or complete projects, usually for a non-profit organization such as a school or a church.
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(Religion) The first sacred book in the Torah and the Hebrew Bible.
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A wish or urge from within; an impulse.
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The definition of inauguration is the official start of something, especially the start of a new person holding political office.
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The creation or beginning of something; the establishment.
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A beginning, or first stage
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A state of nascency; a quality of incipience.
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The act or process of initiating something.
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A change effected by innovating; a change in customs; something new, and contrary to established customs, manners, or rites.
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The beginning or start of something:
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(Anatomy) The proximal end of attachment of a muscle to a bone that will not be moved by the action of that muscle.
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The initial stage of something; the beginning:
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(Embryology) The first recognizable aggregation of cells that will form a distinct organ or part of the embryo
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A principle
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To cause to take action:
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To use force against in order to harm; start a fight with; strike out at with physical or military force; assault
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To open, to make an opening into; to pierce.
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To go aboard a vessel or aircraft, as at the start of a journey.
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To bring into existence; give rise to:
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To come into existence:
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To begin or introduce something new.
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To start a dance step on a specified foot.
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To give a pitch to, as a tune; to start by fixing the keynote.
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To get under way
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To announce the arrival of something; to herald.
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To become indifferent; to cease to be subject.
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To complete a contest in a specified position
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To make whole or entire.
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To bring to a close; end; finish
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The definition of consummate is defined as accomplish or complete.
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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)
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To depress; discourage; fatigue.
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To arrive at; reach:
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Synonym Study

  • Inaugurate suggests a formal or ceremonial beginning or opening to inaugurate a new library
  • Initiate , in this connection, refers to the carrying out of the first steps in some course or process, with no indication of what is to follow to initiate peace talks
  • Start is sometimes interchangeable with begin , but carries the particular implication of leaving a point of departure in any kind of progression to start a journey, the boulder started a landslide
  • Commence , a more formal term, is used esp. with reference to a ceremony or an elaborate course of action to commence a court action
  • Begin , the most general of these terms, indicates merely a setting into motion of some action, process, or course to begin eating
Find another word for begin. In this page you can discover 200 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for begin, like: start, impel, occasion, inaugurate, set-in-motion, set-to-work, drive, found, strike-up, jump-off and crop-up.