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To become open
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  1. To become open
  2. To begin; start
  3. To remove the wrapping from:
(Now Chiefly Dial.) To cause to start, or move involuntarily; startle
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  1. (Now Chiefly Dial.) To cause to start, or move involuntarily; startle
  2. To found; establish:
  3. To set into motion, operation, or activity:
To induct (an official) into office with a formal ceremony
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  1. To induct (an official) into office with a formal ceremony
  2. To celebrate formally the first public use of; dedicate
  3. To open or begin use of formally with a ceremony; dedicate:
To send out; to start (one) on a career; to set going; to give a start to (something); to put in operation.
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  1. To send out; to start (one) on a career; to set going; to give a start to (something); to put in operation.
  2. To give (someone) a start, as in a career or vocation.
  3. To start (a person) on some course or career
To install (someone) in office; to establish.
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  1. To install (someone) in office; to establish.
  2. (Obs.) To endow; invest (with)
  3. To put in a particular status, position, or rank; install
To admit as a member; receive.
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  1. To admit as a member; receive.
  2. (Obs.) To bring or lead in
  3. To provide with knowledge or experience of something, esp. something not open to all
To grant to be real, valid, or true; acknowledge or concede:
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  1. To grant to be real, valid, or true; acknowledge or concede:
  2. To acknowledge or confess
  3. To accept into evidence as relevant and otherwise admissible:
To come near or nearer, as in space or time:
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  1. To come near or nearer, as in space or time:
  2. To begin dealing with
  3. To begin to deal with or work on:
To do or accomplish something in the least degree. Used in the negative with an infinitive:
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  1. To do or accomplish something in the least degree. Used in the negative with an infinitive:
  2. To take the first step in doing; start:
  3. To cause to start; set about; commence
To enter upon or have a beginning; start.
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  1. To enter upon or have a beginning; start.
  2. To begin; start; originate
To get on a boat or ship or (outside the USA) an aeroplane.
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  1. To get on a boat or ship or (outside the USA) an aeroplane.
  2. To go aboard a vessel or aircraft, as at the start of a journey.
  3. To start, begin.
In real property, to pass upon or into; of litigation, to file or present to the court—for example, to enter an appearance into the record; of a contract, to enter into it means to sign or execute it. In real property, to pass upon or into; of litigation, to file or present to the court—for example, to enter an appearance into the record; of a contract, to enter into it means to sign or execute it.
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  1. In real property, to pass upon or into; of litigation, to file or present to the court—for example, to enter an appearance into the record; of a contract, to enter into it means to sign or execute it. In real property, to pass upon or into; of litigation, to file or present to the court—for example, to enter an appearance into the record; of a contract, to enter into it means to sign or execute it.
  2. To start upon; begin
  3. To go to or occupy in order to claim possession of (land).
To induct (an official) into office with a formal ceremony
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  1. To induct (an official) into office with a formal ceremony
  2. To celebrate formally the first public use of; dedicate
  3. To open or begin use of formally with a ceremony; dedicate:
To establish or invest (someone) in an office or position.
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  1. To establish or invest (someone) in an office or position.
  2. To start; initiate
  3. To set up; establish; found; introduce
To send out; to start (one) on a career; to set going; to give a start to (something); to put in operation.
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  1. To send out; to start (one) on a career; to set going; to give a start to (something); to put in operation.
  2. To give (someone) a start, as in a career or vocation.
  3. To start (a person) on some course or career
(Baseball) To be the first batter of an inning.
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  1. (Baseball) To be the first batter of an inning.
To move apart or unfold so that the inner parts are displayed; spread out:
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  1. To move apart or unfold so that the inner parts are displayed; spread out:
  2. To undo, recall, or set aside (a judgment, settlement, etc.), so as to leave the matter open to further action
  3. To begin; start
To go out, leave.
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  1. To go out, leave.
  2. To start an activity with the intention of finishing it.
  3. To explain something, or give exact details, usually in writing.
To found; establish:
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  1. To found; establish:
  2. (Now Chiefly Dial.) To cause to start, or move involuntarily; startle
  3. To set into motion, operation, or activity:
To implement, to employ, to put into use.
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  1. To implement, to employ, to put into use.
  2. To occupy; to consume (space or time).
  3. (With on) To accept (a proposal, offer, request, etc.) from.
To deliberately begin to do (something):
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  1. To deliberately begin to do (something):
  2. To give a promise or pledge that; contract
  3. To take upon oneself; to start, to embark on (a specific task etc.).
To induct (an official) into office with a formal ceremony
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  1. To induct (an official) into office with a formal ceremony
  2. To make a formal beginning of; start
  3. To open or begin use of formally with a ceremony; dedicate:
To introduce, as to new experience or knowledge; initiate:
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  1. To introduce, as to new experience or knowledge; initiate:
  2. (Obs.) To bring or lead in
  3. To provide with knowledge or experience of something, esp. something not open to all
To settle in an indicated place or condition; establish:
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  1. To settle in an indicated place or condition; establish:
  2. To connect or set in position and prepare for use:
To install (someone) in office; to establish.
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  1. To install (someone) in office; to establish.
  2. To put in a particular status, position, or rank; install
  3. (Obs.) To endow; invest (with)
To make a commitment to something or someone
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  1. To make a commitment to something or someone
  2. To put (money) into business, real estate, stocks, bonds, etc. for the purpose of obtaining an income or profit
  3. To spend or devote for future advantage or benefit:
A person learning the alphabet; beginning student
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  1. A person learning the alphabet; beginning student
  2. (Historical) A member of a 16th-century Anabaptist sect, follower of the Zwickau prophets (specially of Thomas Storch), who believed that any kind of knowledge (even basic reading and writing) would keep one from reaching obtaining salvation. [from 19th c.]
  3. Any beginner or novice
One who is just starting to learn or do something; a novice.
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  1. One who is just starting to learn or do something; a novice.
  2. A person just beginning to do or learn something; inexperienced, unskilled person; novice
A young, inexperienced person
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  1. A young, inexperienced person
  2. (Figuratively) An immature, naïve and/or inexperienced person.
  3. A young bird that has left the nest and has usually acquired flight feathers, but is often not yet able to fly.
A student in the first year of college or the ninth grade in high school
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  1. A student in the first year of college or the ninth grade in high school
  2. A beginner; novice
(--- Now Rare) A newly arrived immigrant
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  1. (--- Now Rare) A newly arrived immigrant
  2. An inexperienced or immature person, especially one who is easily deceived.
  3. An inexperienced person; beginner; novice
A beginner or novice:
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  1. A beginner or novice:
  2. A novice of a religious order or congregation.
  3. One just beginning a new kind of life, work, etc.; beginner; novice
A person new to a particular occupation, activity, etc.; apprentice; beginner; tyro
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  1. A person new to a particular occupation, activity, etc.; apprentice; beginner; tyro
  2. A person who has entered a religious order but has not yet taken final vows.
The quarters assigned to religious novices
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  1. The quarters assigned to religious novices
  2. The period or state of being a novice
  3. A place where novices live.
A newcomer not yet hardened to rough outdoor life; a greenhorn.
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  1. A newcomer not yet hardened to rough outdoor life; a greenhorn.
  2. An inexperienced person; a novice.
  3. Any newcomer, novice, or beginner
A beginner in learning something; novice
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  1. A beginner in learning something; novice
(Sports) A first-year or first-time player in a particular league, event, etc.
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  1. (Sports) A first-year or first-time player in a particular league, event, etc.
  2. (Sports) A first-year player, especially in a professional sport.
  3. (Informal) Any beginner or novice
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