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Synonyms for start

Synonyms for (noun) start

Synonyms: start, commencement, beginning Definition: the act of starting something Usage: he was responsible for the beginning of negotiations

Similar words: change of state Definition: the act of changing something into something different in essential characteristics

Synonyms: start, starting Definition: a turn to be a starter (in a game at the beginning) Usage: he got his start because one of the regular pitchers was in the hospital; his starting meant that the coach thought he was one of their best linemen

Similar words: play, turn Definition: (game) the activity of doing something in an agreed succession Usage: it is my turn; it is still my play

Synonyms: start, startle, jump Definition: a sudden involuntary movement Usage: he awoke with a start

Similar words: unconditioned reflex, inborn reflex, innate reflex, instinctive reflex, physiological reaction, reflex, reflex action, reflex response Definition: an automatic instinctive unlearned reaction to a stimulus

Synonyms: start, head start Definition: the advantage gained by beginning early (as in a race) Usage: with an hour's start he will be hard to catch

Similar words: vantage, advantage Definition: the quality of having a superior or more favorable position Usage: the experience gave him the advantage over me

Synonyms: start, starting signal Definition: a signal to begin (as in a race) Usage: the starting signal was a green light; the runners awaited the start

Similar words: sign, signal, signaling Definition: any nonverbal action or gesture that encodes a message Usage: signals from the boat suddenly stopped

Synonyms: start Definition: the beginning of anything Usage: it was off to a good start

Similar words: beginning Definition: the event consisting of the start of something Usage: the beginning of the war

Synonyms: start, starting line, scratch, scratch line Definition: a line indicating the location of the start of a race or a game

Similar words: line Definition: in games or sports; a mark indicating positions or bounds of the playing area

Synonyms: start, starting time, showtime, beginning, get-go, outset, offset, commencement, kickoff, first Definition: the time at which something is supposed to begin Usage: they got an early start; she knew from the get-go that he was the man for her

Similar words: point, point in time Definition: an instant of time Usage: at that point I had to leave

Synonyms for (verb) start

Synonyms: start Definition: play in the starting lineup

Similar words: play Definition: participate in games or sport Usage: We played hockey all afternoon; play cards; Pele played for the Brazilian teams in many important matches

Synonyms: start, originate, initiate Definition: bring into being Usage: He initiated a new program; Start a foundation

Similar words: make, create Definition: make or cause to be or to become Usage: make a mess in one's office; create a furor

Synonyms: embark on, commence, start, start up Definition: get off the ground Usage: Who started this company?; We embarked on an exciting enterprise; I start my day with a good breakfast; We began the new semester; The afternoon session begins at 4 PM; The blood shed started when the partisans launched a surprise attack

Similar words: commence, start, lead off, begin Definition: set in motion, cause to start Usage: The U.S. started a war in the Middle East; The Iraqis began hostilities; begin a new chapter in your life

Synonyms: jump, start, startle Definition: move or jump suddenly, as if in surprise or alarm Usage: She startled when I walked into the room

Similar words: move Definition: move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion Usage: He moved his hand slightly to the right

Synonyms: depart, part, start, start out, set forth, set off, set out, take off Definition: leave Usage: The family took off for Florida

Similar words: leave, go away, go forth Definition: go away from a place Usage: At what time does your train leave?; She didn't leave until midnight; The ship leaves at midnight

Synonyms: pop, pop out, protrude, start, bug out, bulge, bulge out, come out Definition: bulge outward Usage: His eyes popped

Similar words: deform, change form, change shape Definition: assume a different shape or form

Synonyms: start, begin Definition: begin an event that is implied and limited by the nature or inherent function of the direct object Usage: begin a cigar; She started the soup while it was still hot; We started physics in 10th grade

Similar words: move, act Definition: perform an action, or work out or perform (an action) Usage: think before you act; We must move quickly; The governor should act on the new energy bill; The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel

Synonyms: start, begin Definition: have a beginning characterized in some specified way Usage: The novel begins with a murder; My property begins with the three maple trees; Her day begins with a workout; The semester begins with a convocation ceremony

Similar words: be Definition: have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun) Usage: John is rich; This is not a good answer