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Definition of 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

Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up.
James A. Baldwin

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

Children begin by loving their parents; after a time they judge them; rarely, if ever, do they forgive them.
Oscar Wilde

Love is like war: easy to begin but very hard to stop.
H. L. Mencken

Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.
Henry Ford
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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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