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Another word for start

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Verb
  1. To go about the initial step in doing (something)

  2. To come into being

    See also:

    start

  3. To bring into existence formally

    See also:

    start

  4. To move suddenly and involuntarily

    See also:

    move

  5. To draw away involuntarily, usually out of fear or disgust

      1. To shrink or draw back slightly, usually with a grimace, as in pain, embarrassment, alarm, etc.
      2. To wash (cloth), dip it in dye, etc., with the use of a wince.
      3. To shrink or start involuntarily, as in pain or distress; flinch.
      1. To throw (something) with a swift motion; fling.
      2. To move suddenly or draw back, as if startled or afraid:
      3. To move suddenly as when startled; jump; start; recoil
      1. To move back or away, especially in fear:
      2. To become or seem to become smaller, more compact, etc.; contract, as from heat, cold, moisture, etc.
      3. To become or appear to become smaller:
      1. To fall back; return:
      1. To draw back in fear; lose heart or courage; cower
      1. To recoil, as from something unpleasant or difficult; shrink.
      2. To start or wince involuntarily, as from surprise or pain.
      3. To let the foot slip from a ball, when attempting to give a tight croquet.
      1. To act in a timid, servile manner; fawn
      2. To behave in a servile way; fawn.
      3. To draw back, bend, crouch, etc., as when afraid; shrink from something dangerous or painful
      1. (Obsolete) To blanch.
      2. (Chiefly Dial., Brit.) To make or become pale; whiten; bleach
      3. To draw back or shy away, as from fear; flinch.
Noun
  1. The act or process of bringing or being brought into existence

    See also:

    start

  2. The initial stage of a developmental process

    See also:

    start

  3. A sudden and involuntary movement

      1. A sudden, brief episode of fear.
      2. A sudden, involuntary movement in response to something frightening or unexpected, such as a noise.
      3. A start or shock, as of surprise or fright
      1. (Informal) An initial competitive advantage; a head start:
      2. A step or level:
      3. (Bridge) jump bid
      1. A short, heavy arrow with a thick head, used especially with a crossbow.
      2. A metal bar or rod in the mechanism of a lock that is thrown or withdrawn by turning the key.
      3. A sudden movement toward or away.
    See also:

    move

  4. A factor conducive to superiority and success

    See also:

    help

Another word for start

Noun
  1. The beginning

    See also:

    origin

  2. The point at which a start is made

      1. A bedspring or box spring
      2. Any source, origin, or motive
      3. A source, beginning, or motive:
      1. (--- Gram.) The process of forming words from bases by the addition of affixes other than inflectional morphemes, or by internal phonetic change
      2. In generative linguistics, the generation of a linguistic structure through an ordered or partially ordered series of operations on other structures, such as the creation of a surface structure from a deep structure, or of a complex word from its morphological components.
      3. The form or source from which something is derived; an origin.
      1. One, such as a person or document, that supplies information:
      2. A person or thing from which something comes into being or is derived or obtained:
      3. A spring, fountain, etc. that is the starting point of a stream
    See also:

    origin

Verb
  1. To begin

    See also:

    begin

  2. To cause to start, sense 1

  3. To arouse

      1. With little weight and few burdens:
      2. To provide, cover, or fill with light; illuminate:
      3. In a light manner; lightly.
      1. To provoke and urge on:
      2. To urge to action; stir up; rouse
      1. To cause to come out of a state of sleep, repose, unconsciousness, etc.; wake
      2. To cause (game) to rise from cover, come out of a lair, etc.; stir up to flight or attack
      3. To give rise to; bring about:
    See also:

    excite

  4. To cause to ignite