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1. begin

verb. ['bɪˈgɪn'] take the first step or steps in carrying out an action.

Synonyms

  • break in
  • jump off
  • get down
  • get to
  • set about
  • start
  • attack
  • get weaving
  • get moving
  • embark
  • come on
  • get going
  • recommence
  • plunge
  • bestir oneself
  • launch
  • fall
  • get
  • get rolling
  • get started
  • commence
  • set out
  • enter
  • start out
  • auspicate
  • strike out

Antonyms

  • stand still
  • raise
  • ascend
  • rise

Etymology

  • beginnen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • beginnan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Begin

  • verduin
  • kyoung-min
  • yan-bin
  • wherein
  • violin
  • vanryn
  • mcquinn
  • mcminn
  • mclinn
  • mclin
  • mcglynn
  • mcglinn
  • glavine
  • eldwin
  • chang-hsin
  • chagrin
  • bongjin
  • yalin
  • within
  • therein
  • o'quinn
  • oguinn
  • o'guinn
  • oflynn
  • o'flynn
  • mcguinn
  • mcginn
  • levin
  • laminne
  • kaylynn

Example sentences of the word begin


1. Verb, base form
Watch for fry to begin swimming.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Let’s begin with the mattress.

3. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
of granulated sugar as peaks begin to form.

Quotes containing the word begin


1. Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

2. Do you wish to rise? Begin by descending. You plan a tower that will pierce the clouds? Lay first the foundation of humility.
- Saint Augustine

3. Don't let life discourage you; everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was.
- Richard L. Evans

2. begin

verb. ['bɪˈgɪn'] have a beginning, in a temporal, spatial, or evaluative sense.

Synonyms

  • dawn
  • kick in
  • break out
  • originate
  • start
  • erupt
  • set in

Antonyms

  • go
  • regress
  • disappear
  • abolish

Etymology

  • beginnen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • beginnan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. begin

verb. ['bɪˈgɪn'] set in motion, cause to start.

Synonyms

  • start up
  • recommence
  • set off
  • introduce
  • inaugurate
  • jumpstart
  • usher in
  • lead off
  • jump-start
  • start
  • embark on

Antonyms

  • encourage
  • elate
  • abstain
  • please

Etymology

  • beginnen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • beginnan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. begin

verb. ['bɪˈgɪn'] begin to speak or say.

Synonyms

  • utter
  • verbalize
  • speak
  • talk
  • verbalise

Antonyms

  • deactivation
  • finish
  • ending
  • middle

Etymology

  • beginnen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • beginnan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. begin

verb. ['bɪˈgɪn'] achieve or accomplish in the least degree, usually used in the negative.

Synonyms

  • attain
  • achieve
  • accomplish

Antonyms

  • leave office
  • defend
  • praise
  • evolution

Etymology

  • beginnen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • beginnan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. begin

verb. ['bɪˈgɪn'] have a beginning characterized in some specified way.

Synonyms

  • be

Antonyms

  • inflate
  • accelerate

Etymology

  • beginnen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • beginnan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. Begin

noun. Israeli statesman (born in Russia) who (as prime minister of Israel) negotiated a peace treaty with Anwar Sadat (then the president of Egypt) (1913-1992).

8. begin

verb. ['bɪˈgɪn'] be the first item or point, constitute the beginning or start, come first in a series.

Antonyms

  • crescendo

Etymology

  • beginnen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • beginnan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. begin

verb. ['bɪˈgɪn'] begin to speak, understand, read, and write a language.

Synonyms

  • set out
  • set about
  • start out
  • get down
  • get
  • start

Antonyms

  • arrive
  • stop
  • close
  • go off

Etymology

  • beginnen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • beginnan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. begin

verb. ['bɪˈgɪn'] begin an event that is implied and limited by the nature or inherent function of the direct object.

Synonyms

  • move
  • act

Antonyms

  • get off
  • disembark
  • recede

Etymology

  • beginnen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • beginnan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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