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commence meaning and definition

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Definition of commence (verb)

  1. take the first step or steps in carrying out an action
    • "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"
    • synonyms: begin, get, get down, set about, set out, start, start out
    • antonym: end
  2. set in motion, cause to start
    • "The U.S. started a war in the Middle East"; "The Iraqis began hostilities"; "begin a new chapter in your life"
    • synonyms: begin, lead off, start
    • antonym: end
  3. get off the ground
    • "Who started this company?"; "We embarked on an exciting enterprise"; "I start my day with a good breakfast"; "We began the new semester"; "The afternoon session begins at 4 PM"; "The blood shed started when the partisans launched a surprise attack"
    • synonyms: embark on, start, start up
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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