began (part of speech: verb)
budded, commenced, originated, developed, dawned, formed, begun, hatched, inaugurated, sprouted, undertook, inducted, created, sprang, initialized, emerged, stemmed, conceived, initiated, prepared, sprung, started, undertaken, introduced, began, germinated, birthed
departed (part of speech: verb)
- It must be remembered that I am an old, old man, writing of things that happened before most of the present population of the Universe was born- that I am writing of men who, for the larger part, have long since embarked upon the Greatest Adventure. - "The Terror from the Depths", Sewell Peaslee Wright.
- It was the taste of a woman of education and refinement, and one who must have been heart and soul with her husband, and the enterprise he was embarked upon. - "The Heart of Unaga", Ridgwell Cullum.
- And what is to be our security, that when embarked for her in the war, she will not make a separate peace, and leave us in the lurch? - "Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson", Thomas Jefferson.