begin begin  /bɪ ˈɡɪn/


  1. (n) 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)
  2. (v) take the first step or steps in carrying out an action
  3. (v) have a beginning, in a temporal, spatial, or evaluative sense
  4. (v) set in motion, cause to start
  5. (v) begin to speak or say
  6. (v) be the first item or point, constitute the beginning or start, come first in a series
  7. (v) have a beginning, of a temporal event
  8. (v) have a beginning characterized in some specified way
  9. (v) begin an event that is implied and limited by the nature or inherent function of the direct object
  10. (v) achieve or accomplish in the least degree, usually used in the negative
  11. (v) begin to speak, understand, read, and write a language



Derived Word(s)


  • NATO warplanes begin a fierce air campaign against Serb positions around Sarajevo.


  1. Lena Park District to begin Movies in the Park series July 12

    LENA — Lena Community Park District will begin its free Movies in the Park series on July 12.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: The Journal-Standard

  2. Britt Festivals Begin With Sold-Out Show

    JACKSONVILLE, Ore. – The Britt Festivals begin today with the first concert of its summer series. The pavilion is filled to capacity for Saturday night’s Cyndi Lauper performance. Even in the morning, early risers stood waiting to get the good seats. “I enjoy doing it, I spend a lot of time with my grandkids before … Continue reading »
    on June 16, 2013     Source: NewsWatch 12 Medford - Klamath Falls

  3. Divers Begin Lake Michigan Search for Griffin Ship

    Divers begin Lake Michigan excavation in search of lost 17th century ship, the Griffin        
    on June 16, 2013     Source: ABC News


  1. Washingotn - New US President Barack Obama said Tuesday that the United States will "begin to responsibly leave Iraq to its people, and forge a hard-earned peace in Afghanistan."
    on Jan 20, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Sunday Independent (subscription)

  2. "I believe that the change from Fidel Castro ought to begin a period of democratic transition," said Bush. "Eventually this transition ought to lead to free and fair elections. And I mean free, and I mean fair -- not these kinds of staged...
    on Feb 19, 2008 By: President Bush Source:

  3. Brown later released a statement saying, "Words cannot begin to express how sorry and saddened I am over what transpired."
    on Jun 28, 2010 By: Chris Brown Source:

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repudiate repudiate
/ri ˈpju di ˌeɪt /