Synonyms of start in English:

start

verb

  • 1 the meeting starts at 7.45
    begin, get under way, go ahead, get going
    informal kick off
    formal commence
    the meeting starts at 7.45
    [Antonyms] finish
  • 2 this was how her illness had started
    come into being, begin, be born, come into existence, appear, arrive, come forth, emerge, erupt, burst out, arise, originate, break, unfold, develop, crop up, first see the light of day
    formal commence
    this was how her illness had started
    [Antonyms] end clear up
  • 5 Yanto started out across the sand at a brisk pace
    set off, set out, start out, set forth, begin one's journey, get on the road, depart, leave, get under way, make a start, sally forth, embark, sail
    informal hit the road, hit the trail, push off
    archaic set forward
    Yanto started out across the sand at a brisk pace
    [Antonyms] arrive, stay
  • 6 you can start up the machine with the footswitch
    activate, set in motion, switch on, turn on, fire up; energize, actuate, set off, start off, get/set something going/moving, start something functioning, start something operating, kick-start
    you can start up the machine with the footswitch
    [Antonyms] stop close down
  • 7 the machine started up
    begin working, start functioning, get going, start operating
    the machine started up
    [Antonyms] stop
  • 9 literary she had seen Meg start suddenly from the thicket
    jump, leap, spring, bound, dash, charge, pounce, dive, rush, dart

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  • 3 I gave them a quarter of an hour's start
    lead, head start, advantage, advantageous position
  • 4 they have worked hard to give their children a start in life
    advantageous beginning, flying start, opening, opportunity, chance, helping hand, encouragement, lift, assistance, support, boost, kick-start
    informal break, leg up

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