1. Israeli statesman (born in Russia) who (as prime minister of Israel) negotiated a peace treaty with Anwar Sadat (then the president of Egypt) (1913-1992) (synset 110861253)
  1. Take the first step or steps in carrying out an action (synset 200346415)
    "We began working at dawn"; "Who will start?"; "Get working as soon as the sun rises!"; "The first tourists began to arrive in Cambodia"; "He began early in the day"; "Let's get down to work now"
  2. Have a beginning, in a temporal, spatial, or evaluative sense (synset 202614382)
    "The DMZ begins right over the hill"; "The second movement begins after the Allegro"; "Prices for these homes start at $250,000"
  3. Set in motion, cause to start (synset 200349400)
    "The U.S. started a war in the Middle East"; "The Iraqis began hostilities"; "begin a new chapter in your life"
  4. Begin to speak or say (synset 200749644)
    "`Now listen, friends', he began"
  5. Be the first item or point, constitute the beginning or start, come first in a series (synset 202685037)
    "The number `one' begins the sequence"; "A terrible murder begins the novel"; "The convocation ceremony officially begins the semester"
  6. Have a beginning, of a temporal event (synset 202615238)
    "WW II began in 1939 when Hitler marched into Poland"; "The company's Asia tour begins next month"
  7. Have a beginning characterized in some specified way (synset 202614858)
    "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"
  8. Begin an event that is implied and limited by the nature or inherent function of the direct object (synset 202606945)
    "begin a cigar"; "She started the soup while it was still hot"; "We started physics in 10th grade"
  9. Achieve or accomplish in the least degree, usually used in the negative (synset 202532175)
    "This economic measure doesn't even begin to deal with the problem of inflation"; "You cannot even begin to understand the problem we had to deal with during the war"
  10. Begin to speak, understand, read, and write a language (synset 201072799)
    "She began Russian at an early age"; "We started French in fourth grade"

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