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’

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

end

2‘a bright new future has dawned’

SYNONYMS
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
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end

3‘she became calmer as realization dawned’

SYNONYMS
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