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Synonyms of begin in English:


  • 1 he must begin work first thing in the morning
    initiate, set in motion, institute, inaugurate, get ahead with
    informal get cracking on, get going on
    formal commence
    [Antonyms] cease
  • 2 the interviewer began by asking me what my bad points were
    [Antonyms] conclude, finish
  • 3 when did the illness actually begin?
    appear, arise, become apparent, make an appearance, spring up, crop up, turn up, surface, emerge, come into existence, come into being, originate, start, develop, unfold;
    set in, become established;
    happen, occur
    formal commence
    literary come to pass
    [Antonyms] disappear
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    inceptive, initial relating to a beginning
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