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    begin - Dictionary definition and meaning for word begin

    Definition
    (noun) 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)
    Synonyms : menachem begin
    Definition
    (verb) take the first step or steps in carrying out an action
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (verb) have a beginning, in a temporal, spatial, or evaluative sense
    Synonyms : start
    Example Sentence
    • The DMZ begins right over the hill
    • The second movement begins after the Allegro
    • Prices for these homes start at $250,000
    Definition
    (verb) set in motion, cause to start
    Synonyms : commence , lead off , start
    Example Sentence
    • The U.S. started a war in the Middle East
    • The Iraqis began hostilities
    • begin a new chapter in your life
    Definition
    (verb) begin to speak or say
    Example Sentence
    • Now listen, friends,
    Definition
    (verb) be the first item or point, constitute the beginning or start, come first in a series
    Example Sentence
    • The number `one' begins the sequence
    • A terrible murder begins the novel
    • The convocation ceremony officially begins the semester
    Definition
    (verb) have a beginning, of a temporal event
    Example Sentence
    • WW II began in 1939 when Hitler marched into Poland
    • The company's Asia tour begins next month
    Definition
    (verb) have a beginning characterized in some specified way
    Synonyms : start
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    (verb) begin an event that is implied and limited by the nature or inherent function of the direct object
    Synonyms : start
    Example Sentence
    • begin a cigar
    • She started the soup while it was still hot
    • We started physics in 10th grade
    Definition
    (verb) achieve or accomplish in the least degree, usually used in the negative
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (verb) begin to speak, understand, read, and write a language
    Example Sentence
    • She began Russian at an early age
    • We started French in fourth grade
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