Synonyms of start in English:
3 I'm starting a campaign to get the law changed
establish, set up, found, lay the foundations of, lay the cornerstone of, lay the first stone of, sow the seeds of, create, bring into being, institute, initiate, inaugurate, introduce, open, begin, launch, float, kick-start, put in place, get something off the ground, get something going, get something moving, get something working, get something functioning, activate, originate, pioneer, organize, mastermind, embark on, make a start on, tackle, set about
informal kick something off
[Antonyms] end, wind up
4 we had better start now if we are going to finish the job in time
make a start, begin, make a beginning, take the first step, lay the first stone, make the first move, get going, go ahead, set things moving, take something forward, buckle to/down, turn to, put one's shoulder to the wheel, put one's hand to the plough, start/get/set the ball rolling
informal get moving, get cracking, get stuck in, get down to it, get to it, get down to business, get one's finger out, get the show on the road, take the plunge, kick off, pitch in, get off one's backside, fire away
British informal get weaving
[Antonyms] stop, hang about, give up
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