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Another word for begin


Another word for begin


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