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Definitions of Begin:
  • noun:   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)
  • verb:   achieve or accomplish in the least degree, usually used in the negative
    Example: "This economic measure doesn't even begin to deal with the problem of inflation"
  • verb:   begin an event that is implied and limited by the nature or inherent function of the direct object
    Example: "Begin a cigar"
  • verb:   have a beginning, in a temporal, spatial, or evaluative sense
    Example: "The DMZ begins right over the hill"
  • verb:   have a beginning characterized in some specified way
    Example: "The novel begins with a murder"
  • verb:   have a beginning, of a temporal event
    Example: "The company's Asia tour begins next month"
  • verb:   be the first item or point, constitute the beginning or start, come first in a series
    Example: "The number 'one' begins the sequence"
  • verb:   set in motion, cause to start
    Example: "Begin a new chapter in your life"
  • verb:   begin to speak or say
  • verb:   begin to speak, understand, read, and write a language
  • verb:   take the first step or steps in carrying out an action
  • name:  A surname (rare: 1 in 100000 families; popularity rank in the U.S.: #8329)

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