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synonyms for start

  • beginning
  • dawn
  • kickoff
  • opening
  • outset
  • birth
  • commencement
  • countdown
  • dawning
  • derivation
  • embarkation
  • foundation
  • inauguration
  • inception
  • initiation
  • introduction
  • leaving
  • onset
  • origin
  • source
  • spring
  • takeoff
  • alpha
  • arrival
  • coming
  • day one
  • first step
  • flying start
  • jump-off
  • running start
  • setting-out
  • square one
  • start-off
See also synonyms for: restart / started / starting / starts
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antonyms for start

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  • conclusion
  • end
  • ending
  • finish
  • close
  • completion
  • consequence
  • death
  • effect
  • exit
  • outgrowth
  • result
  • termination
  • stop
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    How to use start in a sentence

    Keep closely covered with a bell glass and, in a few weeks, more or less, the baby Ferns will start to put in an appearance.
    HOW TO KNOW THE FERNSS. LEONARD BASTIN
    The smoke from her kitchen fire rose white as she put in dry sumac to give it a start.
    THE BONDBOYGEORGE W. (GEORGE WASHINGTON) OGDEN
    There are sentimental children, as there are sentimental adults, who seem never happier than when the tears are ready to start.
    CHILDREN'S WAYSJAMES SULLY
    But the day he planned to start was very cold—the mercury stood twenty-seven below zero.
    THE HOMESTEADEROSCAR MICHEAUX
    He said that you were going along, and so I thought I'd hunt you up and tell you that we'll start about seven in the morning.
    RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
    The intellect is thus kept compulsorily and delightfully occupied from the start to the finish.
    ASSIMILATIVE MEMORYMARCUS DWIGHT LARROWE (AKA PROF. A. LOISETTE)
    It may be added that they start with the most dignified part of this crown of creation, viz., the human head.
    CHILDREN'S WAYSJAMES SULLY
    My father took me to the office in which I was to make a start and presented me to the chief clerk.
    FIFTY YEARS OF RAILWAY LIFE IN ENGLAND, SCOTLAND AND IRELANDJOSEPH TATLOW
    My son gives the young men and women a complete wardrobe when they start out to win their way in life, and the details fall on me.
    ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
    So did my versatile friend, joyously confident in his powers, start on his glorious career as a private detective.
    THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
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    OCTOBER 26, 1985
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    WORDS RELATED TO START

    • actify
    • actuate
    • arouse
    • call up
    • energize
    • impel
    • mobilize
    • motivate
    • move
    • prompt
    • propel
    • rouse
    • set in motion
    • start
    • stimulate
    • stir
    • switch on
    • take out of mothballs
    • trigger
    • turn on
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