Found 3 items, similar to begin.
English → Indonesian
berawal, memulai, mengawali, mulai
English → English
v 1: 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”
get down to work now”
[syn: get down
, start out
, set about
, set out
2: 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”
] [ant: end
3: 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”
[syn: lead off
4: begin to speak or say; “Now listen, friends,”
5: be the first item or point, constitute the beginning or
start, come first in a series; “The number 'one' begins
; “A terrible murder begins the novel”
convocation ceremoney officially begins the semester”
6: have a beginning, of a temporal event; “WWII began in 1939
when Hitler marched into Poland”
; “The company's Asia tour
begins next month”
7: 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 work-out”
semester begins with a convocation ceremony”
8: 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”
9: achieve or accomplish in the least degree, usually used in
the negative; “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
10: begin to speak, understand, read, and write a language; “She
began Russian at an early age”
; “We started French in
English → English
, v. t.
1. To enter on; to commence.
Ye nymphs of Solyma ! begin the song. --Pope.
2. To trace or lay the foundation of; to make or place a
The apostle begins our knowledge in the creatures,
which leads us to the knowledge of God. --Locke.
Syn: To commence; originate; set about; start.
, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Began
; p. pr. &
vb. n. Beginning
.] [AS. beginnan (akin to OS. biginnan, D.
& G. beginnen, OHG. biginnan, Goth., du-ginnan, Sw. begynna,
Dan. begynde); pref. be- + an assumed ginnan. [root]31. See
1. To have or commence an independent or first existence; to
take rise; to commence.
Vast chain of being! which from God began. --Pope.
2. To do the first act or the first part of an action; to
enter upon or commence something new, as a new form or
state of being, or course of action; to take the first
step; to start. “Tears began to flow.”
When I begin, I will also make an end. --1 Sam. iii.
Beginning. [Poetic & Obs.] --Spenser.