Definition Begin

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Definition

to begin: to start, to commence, to initiate
verb
The show has begun. The show has started.
To begin with, let me introduce myself. Before anything else, let me introduce myself.
I cannot begin to thank you. I don't know how to thank you. I can't thank you enough. I'm extremely grateful.

This is an irregular verb:
I begin / I began / I have begun

beginning (September): starting from, commencing from (September)
adjective
Beginning next week, we will have a new coffee machine. It's arriving on Monday.

the beginning: the start, the commencement
noun
Pronunciation examples
UK: Hello, it's my first day in this job. Where should I begin?
US: Well in the beginning you should make colleagues drinks, that's how I began. I'll have a coffee please.

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