began (part of speech: verb)
commenced, conceived, originated, embarked, developed, formed, birthed, hatched, inaugurated, sprouted, undertook, inducted, dawned, sprang, initialized, emerged, stemmed, created, initiated, prepared, sprung, started, undertaken, introduced, begun, germinated, budded
originated (part of speech: verb)
- " I should have thought-" Gifford began. - "The Hunt Ball Mystery", Magnay, William.
- I began all over again then. - "Dan Merrithew", Lawrence Perry.
- " I have been here two years," he began, " and I know that it is impossible for us to be friends; and when you have thought it over you will think as I do. - "Godfrey Marten, Undergraduate", Charles Turley.