What is the opposite of end?

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Noun
Opposite of the tip or furthermost part of something
“Given a circle, the apothem is the perpendicular distance from the midpoint of a chord to the circle's center.”
Noun
Opposite of a final part of something, especially a period of time, an activity, or a story
“Excavation work at the beginning of the project led to disused cellars, old gas pipes, and old tramlines being unearthed.”
Noun
Opposite of a small piece that is left after use
“Whole sequences are played out in their entirety in front of the television cameras.”
Noun
Opposite of the death of a living person or organism
“The eldest son of Henry II and Eleanor, William, died in 1156, before Richard's birth.”
Noun
Opposite of a break or discontinuance of an action
Noun
Opposite of a stoppage or sudden cessation of motion or progress
Noun
Opposite of the Formal act of putting an end to
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Opposite of a part or quantity that is left after the greater part has been used, removed, or destroyed
Noun
Opposite of an aim or end result that a person is trying to achieve
“I reflected on the pointlessness of working in the job that I do, and I realized that I was completely and utterly unfulfilled.”
Noun
Opposite of the action of formally ending or dismissing an assembly, partnership, or official body
Noun
Opposite of intention or purpose
Noun
Opposite of the furthest or most extreme point or limit of something
Noun
(mass noun) Opposite of a goal or set of goals planned ahead of time
“Igor had a sudden compulsion to go bungee jumping.”
Noun
Opposite of the collapse or defeat of an authoritative figure or governing body
Noun
Opposite of that which is intended, such as an aim or a goal
“Even implied destiny is constantly thwarted, as the accidentalness of life continually interrupts the possibility of a shared and meaningful future.”
Noun
Opposite of a goal or purpose
Noun
Opposite of the thicker end of something, especially a tool or a weapon
Noun
Opposite of an aim, intention or purpose
Verb
Opposite of to draw, or cause to draw, to a close
“They grow, break free from the host, and drop to the bottom of the water to begin an independent life.”
Verb
Opposite of to bring or come to a finish
“Work will start after the area corporators identify footpaths that have not been paved so far.”
Verb
Opposite of to take a life
“The story is about a scientist who claimed that he could resurrect the dead.”
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Opposite of to die or cease living
“Feller helps students understand the transient world in which they live and to appreciate the natural ephemera all around them.”
Verb
Opposite of to put an end to, especially formally
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Opposite of to put an end to something, typically by the use of force
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Opposite of to draw to a close
“There is still plenty of topics to cover, and the discussion will continue tomorrow.”
Verb
Opposite of to come to an end, or to disappear completely
“A strange vision would appear to him in his sleep, and he woke up believing he was a prophet.”
Verb
Opposite of to give up or abstain from something
Verb
(of a business) Opposite of to go bankrupt
“Against the odds, his cafe would thrive in a suburb that was saturated with various eatery options.”
Verb
(of an event, action, or process) Opposite of to come to an end or cease to occur
“Jim's questioning of the president would continue despite the fact that he was asked to stop with his badgering.”
Verb
Opposite of to discontinue or no longer provide (something previously supplied or offered)
“While forgiveness might be good for the soul, it needs both sides to proffer that olive branch.”
Verb
Opposite of to destroy or disrupt by means of sabotage
“Dad would often aid my development in tennis by taking me to extra practice sessions.”
Adjective
Opposite of furthest to the rear
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