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To start to exist or happen - thesaurus

Synonyms

start

verb

to begin to happen or take place

begin

verb

to start happening or existing

arise

verb

if a particular situation or problem arises, it begins to exist or to develop

arrive

verb

to happen, take place, or begin to exist

originate

verb

to begin to exist or appear for the first time

develop

verb

to start to exist, or to start to be noticeable

commence

verb

formal to begin, or to begin something

set in

if something unpleasant sets in, it starts to happen and have an effect, and is not likely to stop for a long time

come into being

to start to exist

fall/fit into place

if things fall or fit into place, they start to happen in the way that you want them to

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appear

verb

if something new or different appears, it starts to exist or to be known about for the first time

arise

verb

to exist or start developing because of something

be/come on the scene

to start to exist or to get involved in a situation or activity

begin

verb

if an activity or process begins with something, that is the first thing that happens in it

begin

verb

if a sentence, book etc begins with a particular letter, word etc, that is the first one in it

begin

verb

if a place begins somewhere, that is the first point where you consider it to be

be reborn

to start existing again

blow up

if a serious argument or problem blows up, it begins suddenly

born

adjective

if a new organization, idea etc is born, it begins to exist

break out

if something bad such as a war or disease breaks out, it starts

brew

verb

if something bad is brewing, it is beginning to happen

burgeon

verb

literary to grow or develop quickly

come into play

to start to happen or have an effect

come to life

to start to be alive

dawn

verb

if something such as a new period in history dawns, it begins

flare

verb

if fighting or trouble flares, it begins or becomes worse

grow up

to start existing or being seen

materialise

a British spelling of materialize

materialize

verb

to happen or to become real

open

verb

when a period of time opens, it begins

resume

verb

formal to be started again after being stopped temporarily

return

verb

if a feeling or situation returns, it starts to happen again

rise from/come back from the dead

to become alive again after being dead

rise from the ashes

to start to exist again

see the light of day

if something such as an idea, plan, or rule sees the light of day, it starts to exist

snowball

verb

to develop quickly and become very big or serious

start

verb

used about a change, movement, process etc

start

verb

used for talking about the nearest end or edge of something

start off

to begin, especially in a particular way or by doing a particular thing

unfurl

verb

mainly literary if a story or event unfurls, it develops, or it starts to happen

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a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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sofar

a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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