begin [began, beginning, begun, -s] v
- Commence; start.
- Start to sound; commence making music.
- Embark; enter into; start a phase; show first signs of existence.
- Originate; arise; enter a course; come into existence.
- Perform the first act; embark upon something new; take the first step.
- Happen; befall; occur; transpire; take rise; come to pass; start to take place.