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To help you avoid using the same word too repetitively, redundantly, recurrently, incessantly, etc., etc.

Why synonyms can be useful

Your writing can sound boring if you continually keep repeating the same words. When you create sentences, you can make them more interesting by using words that mean the same as the word you are speaking about. This allows you to add flavor to your writing.

In order to make language a lot more expressive and interesting you should try to vary the words you use as often as you can.

Synonyms for (noun) start

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

Hypernyms: 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

Hypernyms: 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

Hypernyms: 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

Hypernyms: 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

Hypernyms: 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

Hypernyms: 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

Hypernyms: 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

Hypernyms: 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

Hypernyms: 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

Hypernyms: 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

Hypernyms: 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

Hypernyms: 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

Hypernyms: 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

Hypernyms: 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

Hypernyms: 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

Hypernyms: 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