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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.
You may begin as soon as the teacher gives you the test paper.The movie will begin soon.
synonyms:
start
similar words:
get
definition 2: to perform the first step of something.
She began her speech by telling a joke.
synonyms:
start
antonyms:
close, complete, conclude, end, finish, stop, terminate
similar words:
establish, introduce