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  • verbstart
  • verbcome into being; become functional

synonyms for begins

  • commence
  • create
  • do
  • establish
  • found
  • go ahead
  • go into
  • inaugurate
  • initiate
  • introduce
  • launch
  • lead
  • make
  • open
  • prepare
  • produce
  • set up
  • undertake
  • activate
  • actualize
  • cause
  • drive
  • effect
  • eventuate
  • generate
  • impel
  • induce
  • instigate
  • institute
  • motivate
  • mount
  • occasion
  • originate
  • trigger
  • break ground
  • break the ice
  • bring about
  • bring to pass
  • embark on
  • enter on
  • enter upon
  • get going
  • give birth to
  • give impulse
  • lay foundation for
  • make active
  • plunge into
  • set about
  • set in motion
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antonyms for begins

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  • cease
  • close
  • conclude
  • destroy
  • end
  • fail
  • finish
  • halt
  • ignore
  • lose
  • neglect
  • ruin
  • stop
  • check
  • discourage
  • dissuade
  • prevent
  • repress
  • complete
  • consummate
  • die
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How to use begins in a sentence

The number of new daily infections would almost immediately begin to decline.
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When the distribution began, the numbers would be called, and one by one each person would be led through the aisles inside to pick groceries.
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It began early in the fourth quarter, when Daryl Hayes could no longer feel his left arm.
A HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL COACH HAD A HEART ATTACK DURING A GAME, BUT DIDN’T LEAVE UNTIL IT WAS DONEKYLE MELNICKNOVEMBER 20, 2020WASHINGTON POST
It began when Scott McKenzie was furloughed from his job at Juniata College, a local liberal arts school.
IT STARTED AS A MACHO BAKE-OFF BETWEEN DADS. MONTHS LATER, THEY’VE DELIVERED 15,000 COOKIES TO ESSENTIAL WORKERS.SYDNEY PAGENOVEMBER 20, 2020WASHINGTON POST
He imagined himself having 12 to 15 seconds to talk after each play and began to adjust his thoughts to fit that timeline.
INSIDE AQIB TALIB’S ‘RAW’ BUT ‘REAL’ NFL ANNOUNCING DEBUTLES CARPENTERNOVEMBER 19, 2020WASHINGTON POST
I saw the red, itchy irritations immediately bloom on both my kids’ faces when they began playing hockey while wearing their masks underneath their helmets and face cages.
THE PANDEMIC ISN’T ENDING ANYTIME SOON. AND OUR BODIES ARE FEELING THE STRESS.PETULA DVORAKNOVEMBER 19, 2020WASHINGTON POST
He has not announced his upcoming tournament schedule, though it’s assumed he won’t play again until the PGA Tour begins to ramp up again after the new year.
TIGER WOODS AND SON CHARLIE, 11, TO TEAM UP AT DECEMBER GOLF TOURNAMENTMATT BONESTEELNOVEMBER 19, 2020WASHINGTON POST
“When we began we thought it was necessary for everyone to see themselves in the pages of a book,” Oh said.
BEST CHILDREN’S BOOKS OF 2020 REVEAL A GROWING DIVERSITYCHRISTINA BARRON, MARY QUATTLEBAUM, ABBY MCGANNEY NOLAN, KATHIE MEIZNERNOVEMBER 19, 2020WASHINGTON POST
At the beginning of any pro sports season, dozens of teams begin with the same championship dreams.
LOSING GRACEFULLY IS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT LESSONS FROM PLAYING SPORTSFRED BOWENNOVEMBER 18, 2020WASHINGTON POST
The upcoming holidays, beginning with Thanksgiving next week, will introduce new risks of exposure that we need to address now.
NFL TOUGHENS ITS CORONAVIRUS PROTOCOLS AS SEVERAL RAIDERS PLAYERS ARE PLACED IN QUARANTINEMARK MASKENOVEMBER 18, 2020WASHINGTON POST
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