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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

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

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

The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.
Walt Disney

Only when we are no longer afraid do we begin to live. - Dorothy Thompson
Only when we are no longer afraid do we begin to live.
Dorothy Thompson
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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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