Definition of BEGIN

to take the first step in (a process or course of action) <she began walking to work for exercise>
Synonyms commence, embark (on or upon), enter (into or upon), fall (to), get off, kick off, launch, lead off, open, start, strike (into)
Phrases get going, get to, set about
to come into existence <the storm began late in the day and lasted all night>
Antonyms cease, end, stop
to be responsible for the creation and early operation or use of <the religious sect was begun by a small breakaway faction>
Antonyms close (down), phase out, shut (up)

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