anoint, author, bear, beget, breed, bring about, bring forth, bring to effect, bring to pass, bring up, broach, cause, chair, christen, coin, commence, conceive, constitute, create, crown, do, effect, effectuate, engender, enlist, enroll, enter, enthrone, establish, father, float, form, found, generate, gestate, get off, give birth to, give occasion to, give origin to, give rise to, incept, induct, initiate, innovate, install, instate, institute, introduce, invent, invest, jump off, kick off, launch, lift up, make, materialize, mint, neologize, neoterize, occasion, open, ordain, organize, originate, place, place in office, produce, put in, raise, realize, renew, renovate, ring in, set afloat, set agoing, set on foot, set up, sign on, sign up, sire, start, start going, start up, throne, turn on, usher in, work
begin, start, commence, conceive, open, dawn, set in, take its rise, enter upon, enter, set out, embark in, incept, initiate, launch, inaugurate
, inchoate, rise, arise, originate, usher in, lead off, lead the way, take the lead, take the initiative, head, stand at the head, stand first, stand for, lay the foundations, found, set up, set on foot, agoing, set abroach, set the ball in motion, apply the match to a train, broach, open up, open the door to, get underway, set about, get to work, set to work, set to, make a beginning, make a start, handsel, take the first step, lay the first stone, cut the first turf, break ground, break the ice, break cover, pass the Rubicon, cross the Rubicon, open fire, open the ball, ventilate, air, undertake, come into existence, come into the world, make one's debut, take birth, burst forth, break out, spring up, spring forth, crop up, pop up, appear, materialize, begin at the beginning, begin ab ovo, begin again, begin de novo, start afresh, make a fresh start, take it from the top, shuffle the cards, reshuffle the cards, resume, recommence.
commission, delegate, depute, consign, assign, charge, intrust, entrust, commit, commit to the hands of, authorize, put in commission, accredit, engage, hire, bespeak, appoint, name, nominate, return, ordain, install, induct, inaugurate
, swear in, invest, crown, enroll, enlist, give power of attorney to, employ, empower, set over, place over, send out, be commissioned, be accredited, represent, stand for, stand in the stead of, stand in the place of, stand in the shoes of.
celebrate keep, signalize, do honor to, commemorate, solemnize, hallow, mark with a red letter, pledge, drink to, toast, hob and nob, inaugurate
, install, chair, rejoice, kill the fatted calf, hold jubilee, roast an ox.