begin with

begin with (someone or something)

To start with someone or something; to have someone or something be the first in a series. Let's begin with stretching and then we'll move on to cardio. You'll all have time to share about your summer vacations, but Caroline, we'll begin with you.
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begin with someone or something

to start off a sequence with someone or something. Let's have dinner begin with a nice clear soup. I will begin with Liz and take Frank next.
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To utilize the circle of fifths, begin with the key of C major.
For flat keys, again begin with the last flat and form a major triad with that note as the root.
It began with a process: Before any discussions begin with the hospital, it is important to have first established contact with hospital management and develop a relationship with them.