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