begin


begin

verb

Definition of BEGIN

1
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
2
to come into existence <the storm began late in the day and lasted all night>
Antonyms cease, end, stop
3
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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