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Beginnings, starts and early stages - thesaurus

Synonyms

beginning

noun

the first part of a period of time

start

noun

the beginning of a period of time

introduction

noun

the process of bringing something into existence or use for the first time

arrival

noun

the time when something begins or comes into existence

appearance

noun

the time when something starts to exist or be seen

conception

noun

the time when someone creates a new idea or thing

outset

noun

the start of something

starting point

noun

something that you use as the first stage in a discussion, learning process, or other activity

onset

noun

the beginning of something, especially something bad

commencement

noun

formal the beginning of something

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a clean slate/sheet

a situation in which everything bad or wrong that you have done in the past is forgiven or forgotten, and you can make a new start

the advent of something

the introduction of a new product, idea, custom etc

apprenticeship

noun

someone’s early experiences in a particular type of work or activity

arrival

noun

the time when someone joins an organization or starts a new job

beginning

noun

the first part of something

beginning

noun

the first part of an event or process

beginning

noun

the background or origin of something, for example where it started, how it started etc

beginning

noun

the first signs that something is starting to happen or exist

birth

noun

the beginning of something such as an idea, institution, or nation

birthplace

noun

the place where something first started to exist

breeding ground

noun

a situation or place in which bad things can easily begin to develop

breeding ground

noun

used about good things

the coming of

the time when someone or something arrives or happens, especially something new

continuation

noun

a situation in which something begins again at the point at which it was interrupted

the dawn of something

the time when something such as a new period in history begins

embryo

noun

the beginning of something such as a plan or idea

first base

noun

the first successful step in an attempt to achieve something

the first flush of youth/success/love/freedom etc

the time when something is new and exciting

flyer

noun

informal a flying start

flying start

noun

a very good beginning to a race, game, or piece of work

from the moment (that)

used for emphasizing the exact point in time when something started to happen

the genesis of something

formal the beginning, birth, or origin of something

germ

noun

something that could develop into a greater idea or plan

honeymoon

noun

the beginning of a period of time, when everything is pleasant and people try not to criticize

imposition

noun

the introduction of something such as a new law or a new system

inception

noun

formal the beginning of something

initiation

noun

formal the act of making something start, especially an official process

institution

noun

the introduction of a system, rule, or policy

intro

noun

informal the introduction to something, for example a piece of music or writing

jumping-off point

noun

the first step in a project or activity

kickoff

noun

the beginning of an event

launch

noun

the start of a major activity such as a military attack, a public investigation, or a new career or project

lead-in

noun

a statement, action, or short piece of film used for introducing something

lead time

noun

the time between planning something and starting to do it

lift-off

noun

mainly journalism the time when something important or exciting will happen

the off

noun

Britishinformal the beginning of something

opening

noun

an occasion when a new shop, public building etc starts working and being available for people to use or visit

opening

noun

the beginning of something

outbreak

noun

the sudden start of war, disease, violence etc

outburst

noun

the sudden start of an activity or emotional reaction among a lot of people

prolog

an American spelling of prologue

prologue

noun

an event that leads to another event

rebirth

noun

a situation in which something becomes popular, important, or effective again

recovery

noun

the process of returning to normal activity after a period of slow activity

renewal

noun

the process of starting something again after a pause

resumption

noun

formal the start of something again after a temporary stop

resurrection

noun

the act of making something exist again or of starting to use something again after it has disappeared, been forgotten, or stopped being used

return

noun

the start of a feeling or situation again

roots

noun

the origins or background of something

soft opening

noun

a time when a business such as a restaurant opens informally without much publicity, before the official opening

spark

noun

mainly journalism something that starts a series of events or a process

start

noun

the beginning of a film, story, show etc

start

noun

the way that someone begins a period of time or activity

starter

noun

something that you say or do to start a particular activity, for example a conversation or a game

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to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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Dunning-Kruger effect

the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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