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begin

be·gin

begin

 
 
pronunciation:
b gIn
part of speech: verb
inflections: begins, beginning, began, begun
definition 1: to do the first step in a process; start.
If you have your test, you may begin.
synonyms:
commence, start
similar words:
embark, enter, open
definition 2: to come into being.
North of the equator, summer begins in June.
synonyms:
commence, originate
antonyms:
disappear, end, terminate
similar words:
rise, set in, take effect
definition 3: to perform the first step of (something); start.
She began her story by introducing the main characters.
synonyms:
commence, open, start
antonyms:
cease, close, complete, conclude, end, finish, stop, terminate
similar words:
approach, establish, introduce, launch, pioneer, preface