Synonyms of dawn in English:

dawn


See definition of dawn

noun

1‘we got up at dawn’

SYNONYMS

daybreak, break of day, crack of dawn, sunrise, first light, daylight, first thing in the morning, early morning, cockcrow

North American sunup

literary dawning, peep of day, aurora, dayspring

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dusk

2‘the dawn of civilization’

SYNONYMS

beginning, start, birth, inception, conception, origination, genesis, emergence, advent, coming, appearance, debut, arrival, dawning, rise, starting point, origin, launch, institution, inauguration, opening, initiation, onset, outset, unfolding, development, infancy

day one

informal kick-off, the word go

formal commencement

ANTONYMS

end


verb

1‘Thursday dawned crisp and sunny’

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begin, open, break, arrive, emerge, grow light, lighten, brighten

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end

2‘a bright new future has dawned’

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begin, start, come into being, be born, come into existence, appear, arrive, come forth, emerge, erupt, burst out

arise, rise, originate, break, unfold, develop, crop up, first see the light of day

formal commence

ANTONYMS

end

3‘she became calmer as realization dawned’

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occur to, come to, come to mind, spring to mind, enter someone's head, enter someone's mind, come into someone's head, come into someone's mind, strike, hit, register with, enter someone's consciousness, flash across someone's mind, pass through someone's mind, cross someone's mind, suggest itself