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Definition 1: 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 denoting person]

Synonyms for begin in the sense of this definition

(begin is an instance of ...) a man who is a respected leader in national or international affairs

Definition 2: take the first step or steps in carrying out an action - [verb of change]

Samples where begin or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We began working at dawn
  • Who will start?
  • Get working as soon as the sun rises!
  • The first tourists began to arrive in Cambodia
  • He began early in the day
  • Let's get down to work now

Synonyms for begin in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of begin ) begin again

"we recommenced his reading after a short nap"

(... is a kind of begin ) start to be active

"Get cracking, please!"

(... is a kind of begin ) set out on (an enterprise or subject of study)

"she embarked upon a new career"

(... is a kind of begin ) occur or become available

"water or electricity came on again after the earthquake"

(... is a kind of begin ) begin with vigor

"He launched into a long diatribe" "She plunged into a dangerous adventure"

(... is a kind of begin ) start in a certain activity, enterprise, or role

(... is a kind of begin ) set to work upon; turn one's energies vigorously to a task

"I attacked the problem as soon as I got out of bed"

(... is a kind of begin ) commence in a manner calculated to bring good luck

"They auspicated the trip with a bottle of champagne"

(... is a kind of begin ) arrive at the point of

"She gets to fretting if I stay away from home too long"

(... is a kind of begin ) set off quickly, usually with success

"The freshman jumped off to a good start in his math class"

(... is a kind of begin ) begin vigorously

"The prisoners fell to work right away"

(... is a kind of begin ) set out on a course of action

"He struck out on his own"

(begin has a similar meaning as ...) begin to speak, understand, read, and write a language

"She began Russian at an early age" "We started French in fourth grade"

Definition 3: set in motion, cause to start - [verb of change]

Samples where begin or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The U.S. started a war in the Middle East
  • The Iraqis began hostilities
  • begin a new chapter in your life

Synonyms for begin in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of begin ) start or re-start vigorously

"The Secretary of State intends to jumpstart the Middle East Peace Process"

(... is a kind of begin ) cause to start anew

"The enemy recommenced hostilities after a few days of quiet"

(... is a kind of begin ) be a precursor of

"The fall of the Berlin Wall ushered in the post-Cold War period"

(... is a kind of begin ) set in motion or cause to begin

"The guide set the tour off to a good start"

(... is a kind of begin ) get off the ground

"Who started this company?" "We embarked on an exciting enterprise" "I start my day with a good breakfast" "We began the new semester" "The afternoon session begins at 4 PM" "The blood shed started when the partisans launched a surprise attack"

(begin causes ...) have a beginning, in a temporal, spatial, or evaluative sense

"The DMZ begins right over the hill" "The second movement begins after the Allegro" "Prices for these homes start at $250,000"

(begin has a similar meaning as ...) have a beginning, of a temporal event

"WW II began in 1939 when Hitler marched into Poland" "The company's Asia tour begins next month"

Definition 4: begin to speak or say - [verb of communication]

Samples where begin or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • `Now listen, friends', he began

(begin is a kind of ...) express in speech

"She talks a lot of nonsense" "This depressed patient does not verbalize"

Definition 5: begin to speak, understand, read, and write a language - [verb of communication]

Samples where begin or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She began Russian at an early age
  • We started French in fourth grade

(begin has a similar meaning as ...) take the first step or steps in carrying out an action

"We began working at dawn" "Who will start?" "Get working as soon as the sun rises!" "The first tourists began to arrive in Cambodia" "He began early in the day" "Let's get down to work now"

Samples where begin or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

(begin is a kind of ...) to gain with effort

"she achieved her goal despite setbacks"

Samples where begin or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • begin a cigar
  • She started the soup while it was still hot
  • We started physics in 10th grade

Synonyms for begin in the sense of this definition

(begin is a kind of ...) perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)

"think before you act" "We must move quickly" "The governor should act on the new energy bill" "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel"

(begin has a similar meaning as ...) have a beginning characterized in some specified way

"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"

Definition 8: have a beginning, in a temporal, spatial, or evaluative sense - [verb of stative]

Samples where begin or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The DMZ begins right over the hill
  • The second movement begins after the Allegro
  • Prices for these homes start at $250,000

Synonyms for begin in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of begin ) start abruptly

"After 1989, peace broke out in the former East Bloc"

(... is a kind of begin ) start to grow or develop

"a budding friendship"

(... is a kind of begin ) begin suddenly and sometimes violently

"He broke out shouting"

(... is a kind of begin ) enter a particular state

"Laziness set in" "After a few moments, the effects of the drug kicked in"

(... is a kind of begin ) appear or develop

"The age of computers had dawned"

(... is a kind of begin ) begin a trip at a certain point, as of a plane, train, bus, etc.

"The flight originates in Calcutta"

(begin has a similar meaning as ...) have a beginning characterized in some specified way

"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"

(begin has a similar meaning as ...) have a beginning, of a temporal event

"WW II began in 1939 when Hitler marched into Poland" "The company's Asia tour begins next month"

Definition 9: be the first item or point, constitute the beginning or start, come first in a series - [verb of stative]

Samples where begin or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The number `one' begins the sequence
  • A terrible murder begins the novel
  • The convocation ceremony officially begins the semester

(begin has a similar meaning as ...) have a beginning characterized in some specified way

"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"

Definition 10: have a beginning characterized in some specified way - [verb of stative]

Samples where begin or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for begin in the sense of this definition

(begin is a kind of ...) have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

"John is rich" "This is not a good answer"

(begin has a similar meaning as ...) begin an event that is implied and limited by the nature or inherent function of the direct object

"begin a cigar" "She started the soup while it was still hot" "We started physics in 10th grade"

(begin has a similar meaning as ...) have a beginning, in a temporal, spatial, or evaluative sense

"The DMZ begins right over the hill" "The second movement begins after the Allegro" "Prices for these homes start at $250,000"

(begin has a similar meaning as ...) be the first item or point, constitute the beginning or start, come first in a series

"The number `one' begins the sequence" "A terrible murder begins the novel" "The convocation ceremony officially begins the semester"

Definition 11: have a beginning, of a temporal event - [verb of stative]

Samples where begin or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • WW II began in 1939 when Hitler marched into Poland
  • The company's Asia tour begins next month

(begin is a kind of ...) have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

"John is rich" "This is not a good answer"

(begin has a similar meaning as ...) set in motion, cause to start

"The U.S. started a war in the Middle East" "The Iraqis began hostilities" "begin a new chapter in your life"

(begin has a similar meaning as ...) have a beginning, in a temporal, spatial, or evaluative sense

"The DMZ begins right over the hill" "The second movement begins after the Allegro" "Prices for these homes start at $250,000"

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