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Definition of Begin

Begin

  1. To have or commence an independent or first existence; to take rise; to commence.
  2. To do the first act or the first part of an action; to enter upon or commence something new, as a new form or state of being, or course of action; to take the first step; to start.
  3. To enter on; to commence.
  4. To trace or lay the foundation of; to make or place a beginning of.
  5. Beginning.

Begin Quotations

Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.
Lao Tzu

Today I begin to understand what love must be, if it exists... When we are parted, we each feel the lack of the other half of ourselves. We are incomplete like a book in two volumes of which the first has been lost. That is what I imagine love to be: incompleteness in absence.
Edmond de Goncourt

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Here is the tragedy: when you are the victim of depression, not only do you feel utterly helpless and abandoned by the world, you also know that very few people can understand, or even begin to believe, that life can be this painful.
Giles Andreae

Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.
Henry David Thoreau
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Begin Translations

begin in Afrikaans is begin, instel
begin in Danish is begynde
begin in Dutch is aanvangen, aanbinden, beginnen
begin in Finnish is aloittaa
begin in German is anfangen, beginnen, beginnen
begin in Italian is comincio, esordire
begin in Latin is suscipio, incipio, instituo-ui-utum
begin in Norwegian is begynne
begin in Spanish is ponerse, empezar, comenzar, principiar
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