to proceed to perform the first or earliest part of some action; commence; start:
The story begins with their marriage.
to come into existence; arise; originate:
The custom began during the Civil War.
to proceed to perform the first or earliest part of (some action):
Begin the job tomorrow.
to originate; be the originator of:
civic leaders who began the reform movement.
to succeed to the slightest extent in (followed by an infinitive):
The money won’t even begin to cover expenses.
[muh-nah-khuh m] /məˈnɑ xəm/ (Show IPA), 1913–92, Israeli political leader, born in Poland: prime minister 1977–83; Nobel Peace Prize 1978.
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verb -gins, -ginning, -gan, -gun
to start or cause to start (something or to do something)
to bring or come into being for the first time; arise or originate
to start to say or speak
(used with a negative) to have the least capacity (to do something): he couldn’t begin to compete with her
to begin with, in the first place
Menachem (məˈnɑːkɪm). 1913–92, Israeli statesman, born in Poland. In Palestine after 1942, he became a leader of the militant Zionists; prime minister of Israel (1977–83); Nobel peace prize jointly with Sadat 1978. In 1979 he concluded the Camp David treaty with Anwar Sadat of Egypt
begin to see daylight
begin to see the light
- Begin to see daylight
Realize that a task is finally nearing completion, that success or the right solution is near at hand. For example, I’ve been working on this experiment for two years and I’m finally beginning to see daylight . The noun daylight has been a metaphor for knowledge and solution since the late 1600s. Also see light […]
- Begin to see the light
see: see the light
- Begin with
see: start with
- Menachem begin
Menachem [muh-nah-khuh m] /məˈnɑ xəm/ (Show IPA), 1913–92, Israeli political leader, born in Poland: prime minister 1977–83; Nobel Peace Prize 1978. Contemporary Examples What Bibi Told Me Mort Zuckerman June 14, 2009 Israel’s Ultra-Orthodox Jews Have Permission To Believe Shmarya Rosenberg March 13, 2013 First Step to Peace: Admitting that it’s Complicated Yehudah Mirsky May […]