Other Words for Start
Start as a Adjective has these synonyms:
Example: He started when he saw her suddenly behind him in the mirror.
Start as a Noun has these synonyms:
Example: Having the inside track gave her a start on the competition. If he has a ten-minute start, we'll never catch him.
Example: When is the start of the salmon fishing season this year.
Start as a Verb has these synonyms:
Example: The start of the blues can be traced to New Orleans.
Example: The start of the race is set for ten o'clock.
Example: This is not very good, but it's a start.
Example: Warping caused these boards to start from the floor. When he saw what was in his swimming-pool, his eyes started from their sockets.
cause to spring or leap or dart or jump or bound
Example: Any abrupt movement will start the plovers from cover.
Example: It was her ideas that started the current trend in mystery novels.
opportunity, chance, beginning, help, assistance, aid, backing, financing, sponsorship, encouragement, break
Example: Her father-in-law gave her the start she needed in business.