HyperDic: begin

English > 11 senses of the word Begin / begin:
VERBchangebegin, get down, get, start out, start, set about, set out, commencetake the first ... / first step or steps in carrying out an action
stativebegin, starthave a beginning, in a temporal, spatial, or evaluative sense
changebegin, lead off, start, commenceset in motion, cause to start
communicationbeginbegin to speak or say
stativebeginbe the first item or point, constitute the beginning or start, come first in a series
stativebeginhave a beginning, of a temporal event
stativebegin, starthave a beginning characterized in some specified way
socialbegin, startbegin an event that is implied and limited by the nature or inherent function of the direct object
socialbeginachieve or accomplish in the least degree, usually used in the negative
communicationbeginbegin to speak, understand, read, and write a language
NOUNperson Begin, Menachem BeginIsraeli statesman (born in Russia) who (as prime minister of Israel) negotiated a peace treaty with Anwar Sadat (then the president of Egypt) (1913-1992)
Begin / begin > pronunciation
Soundsbihgih'n
RhymesAdrenalin ... zeppelin / Zeppelin: 223 rhymes with ihn...
English > Begin: 11 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningIsraeli statesman (born in Russia) who (as prime minister of Israel) negotiated a peace treaty with Anwar Sadat (then the president of Egypt) (1913-1992).
SynonymMenachem Begin
Instance ofstatesman, solon, national leaderA man who is a respected leader in national or international affairs
SpanishBegin, Menachem Begin
CatalanMenachem Begin
English > begin: 11 senses > verb 1, change
MeaningTake the first ... / first step or steps in carrying out an action.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s; Somebody ----s something; Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE; Somebody ----s VERB-ing
ModelThey begin moving; They begin to move
Synonymsget down, get, start out, start, set about, set out, commence
Narrowerattackset to work upon
auspicatecommence in a manner calculated to bring good luck
break instart in a certain activity, enterprise / enterprise, or role
come onOccur or become available
embark, enterSet out on (an enterprise or subject of study)
fallBegin vigorously
get cracking, bestir oneself, get going, get moving, get weaving, get started, get rollingstart to be active
get toarrive at the point of
jump offset off quickly, usually with success
plunge, launchBegin with vigor
recommenceBegin again
strike outSet out on a course of action
Oppositeend, terminateBring to an end or halt
Similar tobeginBegin to speak, understand, read, and write a language
Spanishcomenzar, empezar, estrenar, iniciar, originar, partir, principiar
Catalancomençar, donar començament, estrenar, iniciar, originar, principiar
Nounsbeginnersomeone new to a field / field or activity
beginningthe act of starting something
English > begin: 11 senses > verb 2, stative
MeaningHave a beginning, in a temporal, spatial, or evaluative sense.
PatternSomething ----s; Something is ----ing PP; Something ----s something
Examples
  • "The DMZ begins right over the hill"
  • "The second movement begins after the Allegro"
Synonymstart
Caused bybegin, lead off, start, commenceset in motion, cause to start
Narrowerbreak outBegin suddenly and sometimes violently
budstart to grow or develop
dawnAppear or develop
erupt, break outstart abruptly
originateBegin a trip at a certain point, as of a plane, train, bus, etc.
set in, kick inEnter a particular state
Oppositeend, stop, finish, terminate, ceaseHave an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense
Similar tobegin, startHave a beginning characterized in some specified way
beginHave a beginning, of a temporal event
Spanishcomenzar, empezar, estrenar, iniciar, partir, surgir
Catalancomençar, estrenar, iniciar
English > begin: 11 senses > verb 3, change
Meaningset in motion, cause to start.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example "begin a new chapter in your life"
Synonymslead off, start, commence
Cause tobegin, startHave a beginning, in a temporal, spatial, or evaluative sense
Narrowerinaugurate, usher in, introduceBe a precursor of
jumpstart, jump-startstart or re-start vigorously
recommenceCause to start anew
set offset in motion or cause to begin
start, start up, embark on, commenceget off the ground
Oppositeend, terminateBring to an end or halt
Similar tobeginHave a beginning, of a temporal event
Spanisharrancar, comenzar, empezar, estrenar, iniciar, originar, partir, principiar
Catalancomençar, donar començament, estrenar, iniciar, originar
Nounsbeginnera person who founds or establishes some institution
beginningthe event consisting of the start of something
English > begin: 11 senses > verb 4, communication
MeaningBegin to speak or say.
PatternSomebody ----s
ModelThey won't begin the story
Broadertalk, speak, utter, mouth, verbalize, verbaliseExpress in speech
English > begin: 11 senses > verb 5, stative
MeaningBe the first item or point, constitute the beginning or start, come first in a series.
PatternSomething ----s something
Examples
  • "The number 'one' begins the sequence"
  • "A terrible murder begins the novel"
  • "The convocation ceremony officially begins the semester"
Similar tobegin, startHave a beginning characterized in some specified way
Nounsbeginningthe first part or section of something
English > begin: 11 senses > verb 6, stative
MeaningHave a beginning, of a temporal event.
PatternSomething is ----ing PP
Example "The company's Asia tour begins next month"
BroaderbeHave the quality of being
Similar tobegin, lead off, start, commenceset in motion, cause to start
begin, startHave a beginning, in a temporal, spatial, or evaluative sense
Spanishestrenar, iniciar
Catalanestrenar, iniciar
English > begin: 11 senses > verb 7, stative
MeaningHave a beginning characterized in some specified way.
PatternSomething is ----ing PP
Examples
  • "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"
Synonymstart
BroaderbeHave the quality of being
Similar tobegin, startBegin an event that is implied and limited by the nature or inherent function of the direct object
begin, startHave a beginning, in a temporal, spatial, or evaluative sense
beginBe the first item or point, constitute the beginning or start, come first in a series
English > begin: 11 senses > verb 8, social
MeaningBegin an event that is implied and limited by the nature or inherent function of the direct object.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"begin a cigar"
Synonymstart
Broaderact, movePerform an action, or work out or perform (an action)
Similar tobegin, startHave a beginning characterized in some specified way
Spanishcomenzar, empezar, estrenar, iniciar, originar
Catalancomençar, estrenar, iniciar, originar
English > begin: 11 senses > verb 9, social
Meaningachieve or accomplish in the least degree, usually used in the negative.
PatternSomething ----s something
Examples
  • "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"
Broaderachieve, accomplish, attain, reachTo gain with effort
Spanishestrenar, iniciar
Catalanestrenar, iniciar
English > begin: 11 senses > verb 10, communication
MeaningBegin to speak, understand, read, and write a language.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Similar toget down, begin, get, start out, start, set about, set out, commenceTake the first ... / first step or steps in carrying out an action

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