Synonyms of begin in English:

begin


See definition of begin

verb

1‘he must begin work first thing in the morning’

SYNONYMS

start, set about, go about, embark on, launch into, get down to, take up, turn one's hand to, undertake, tackle

initiate, set in motion, institute, inaugurate, get ahead with

informal get cracking on, get going on

formal commence

ANTONYMS

cease

2‘the interviewer began by asking me what my bad points were’

SYNONYMS

open, lead off, get under way, get going, get off the ground, start, start off, go ahead

informal start the ball rolling, kick off, get the show on the road, get to it, fire away, take the plunge

formal commence

ANTONYMS

conclude, finish

3‘when did the illness actually begin?’

SYNONYMS

appear, arise, become apparent, make an appearance, spring up, crop up, turn up, surface, emerge, come into existence, come into being, originate, start, develop, unfold

set in, become established

happen, occur

formal commence

literary come to pass

ANTONYMS

disappear