Synonyms of 'begin'
to start (something)He stood up and began to walk around the room.
to start (something)The US wants to begin talks immediately.
initiate, , ,
They wanted to initiate a discussion on economics.
The violence was instigated by ex-members of the secret police.
They inaugurated the first ever scheduled flights.
We will institute a number of methods to improve safety.
make a beginning,
set on foot
to start to say or speakHe didn't know how to begin.
to bring or come into beingIt began as a local festival.
come into existence, ,
a poem which appeared in his last collection of verse
He was waiting outside as she emerged from the building.
if a problem arises later in pregnancy
A new era seemed about to dawn.
be created, , ,
crop up (informal),
As we get older health problems often crop up.
come into being
The fate line begins close to the wrist.
The first word begins with an F.
She started counting up the coins.
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in the sense of appear
to be published or become availablea poem which appeared in his last collection of verse
come into being,
come into existence
in the sense of arise
to come into noticeif a problem arises later in pregnancy
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