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Begin

noun (n)

  • 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) (noun.person)
    Synonym: menachem begin
    source: wordnet30
  • Beginning. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • take the first step or steps in carrying out an action (verb.change)
    source: wordnet30
  • have a beginning, in a temporal, spatial, or evaluative sense (verb.stative)
    Synonym: start
    Antonym: cease, end, finish, stop, terminate
    Example:
    The DMZ begins right over the hill.
    The second movement begins after the Allegro.
    source: wordnet30
  • set in motion, cause to start (verb.change)
    Synonym: commence, lead off, start
    Example:
    Begin a new chapter in your life.
    source: wordnet30
  • begin to speak or say (verb.communication)
    source: wordnet30
  • be the first item or point, constitute the beginning or start, come first in a series (verb.stative)
    Example:
    The number `one' begins the sequence.
    A terrible murder begins the novel.
    The convocation ceremony officially begins the semester.
    source: wordnet30
  • have a beginning, of a temporal event (verb.stative)
    Example:
    The company's Asia tour begins next month.
    source: wordnet30
  • have a beginning characterized in some specified way (verb.stative)
    Example:
    The novel begins with a murder.
    My property begins with the three maple trees.
    Her day begins with a workout.
    The semester begins with a convocation ceremony.
    source: wordnet30
  • begin an event that is implied and limited by the nature or inherent function of the direct object (verb.social)
    Example:
    Begin a cigar.
    source: wordnet30
  • achieve or accomplish in the least degree, usually used in the negative (verb.social)
    Example:
    This economic measure doesn't even begin to deal with the problem of inflation.
    You cannot even begin to understand the problem we had to deal with during the war.
    source: wordnet30
  • begin to speak, understand, read, and write a language (verb.communication)
    source: wordnet30
  • To have or commence an independent or first existence; to take rise; to commence. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To enter on; to commence. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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