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dawn

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of dawn

  1. 1 the first appearance of light in the morning or the time of its appearance <we stayed up talking until dawn> Synonyms aurora, cockcrow, dawning, day, daybreak, daylight, light, morn, morning, sun, sunrise, sunup Related Words daytime; forenoon Near Antonyms dark, darkness, midnight, night, nighttime; afternoon, midday; dusk, evening, eventide, gloaming, twilight Antonyms nightfall, sundown, sunset

  2. 2 the point at which something begins <the dawn of civilization> Synonyms alpha, baseline, birth, commencement, beginning, day one, genesis, get-go (also git-go), inception, incipience, incipiency, kickoff, launch, morning, nascence, nascency, onset, outset, start, thresholdRelated Words drawing board, first base, ground zero, square one; creation, founding, inauguration, initiation, institution, origination; cradle, fountain, fountainhead, germ, origin, root, seedbed, source, spring, well, wellspring; dawning, opening; advent, appearance, arrival, debut (also début), emergence; childhood, infancy, youthNear Antonyms cessation, closing, closure, completion, finale, finish, period, stop, termination, windupAntonyms close, conclusion, end, ending, omega




dawn

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of dawn

  1. to come into existence <a smile dawned on his face as he got the joke> Synonyms actualize, appear, arise, break, commence, begin, engender, form, materialize, originate, set in, spring, startRelated Words be, breathe, exist, live, subsist; arrive, come on, emerge; coalesce, cohere, shape (up); continue, endure, last, persist, surviveNear Antonyms conclude, desist, discontinue, finish, halt, quit, terminate; disappear, dissolve, evaporate, vanish; depart, die, expire, pass away, perishAntonyms cease, end, stop





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