Share this entry


Synonyms of begin in English:


  • 1 we began work
    start, commence, set about, go about, embark on, launch into, get down to, take up;
    initiate, set in motion, institute, inaugurate, get ahead with
    informal get cracking on, get going on
    [Antonyms] cease
  • 2 he began by saying hello
    [Antonyms] finish, conclude
  • 3 when did the illness begin?
    appear, arise, become apparent, make an appearance, spring up, crop up, turn up, come into existence, come into being, originate, start, commence, develop
    literary come to pass
    [Antonyms] disappear
  • Word links

    incipient, embryonic beginning to happen or develop
    initial existing or occurring at the beginning
    Share this entry

    What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

    Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.