Textual thesaurus for "begin"

(noun) Begin, Menachem Begin

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)

(verb) commence, start, start out, set about, set out, get, get down

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

(verb) commence, start, lead off

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

(verb) start

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

(verb) start

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

(verb) start

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