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startnoun beginning, birth, commencement, dawn, derivation, embarkation, emergence, evolution, exordium, first step, foundation, genesis, inauguration, inception, incipience, incipiency, infancy, initiation, initium, onset, opening, origin, origination, outbreak, outset, rise, scare, source, threshold
startverb begin, commence, create, embark on, emerge, evolve, file, give birth to, inaugurate, incept, insinuate, install, introduce, invent, open, originate, set off, take the first step, take the initiative
Associated concepts: commence an action, start proceedings
See also: arise, cause, commence, conceive, create, embark, embryo, establish, generate, genesis, impel, impetus, inception, incite, initiate, invent, launch, maintain, nascency, onset, originate, origination, outset, overt act, postulate, preface, prelude, stem, threshold, undertake, unveil