Definitions for commencekəˈmɛns

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. get down, begin, get, start out, start, set about, set out, commence(verb)

    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"

  2. begin, lead off, start, commence(verb)

    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"

  3. start, start up, embark on, commence(verb)

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. commence(Verb)

    To begin, start.

  2. Origin: From commencer, from cominitiare, formed on com- + initiō

Webster Dictionary

  1. Commence(verb)

    to have a beginning or origin; to originate; to start; to begin

  2. Commence(verb)

    to begin to be, or to act as

  3. Commence(verb)

    to take a degree at a university

  4. Commence(verb)

    to enter upon; to begin; to perform the first act of

  5. Origin: [F. commencer, OF. comencier, fr. L. com- + initiare to begin. See Initiate.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Commence

    kom-ens′, v.i. to begin: to originate: to take rise.—v.t. to begin: to originate: to enter upon: to take a university degree—e.g. 'to commence M.A.'—n. Commence′ment, the beginning: at certain universities the act of taking the degrees: the ceremony when these are conferred. [O. Fr. comencer—L. com, and initiāre, to begin—in, into, and īre, to go.]

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'commence' in Verbs Frequency: #855

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of commence in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of commence in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Albert Einstein:

    Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.

  2. George Bernard Shaw:

    The best reformers the world has ever seen are those who commence on themselves.

  3. Charles de LEUSSE:

    I love you” begins by I, and ends up by you. ("Je t'aime" commence par Je, - Mais il finit par toi.)

  4. Charles de LEUSSE:

    The ivy of the old age begins at the feet that hurt. (Le lierre de la vieillesse - Commence aux pieds qui blessent.)

  5. Andre Bakhos:

    The market is naturally settling in, taking a breather until the scales tip either way to commence the next move to continued to new heights or a consolidated pullback.

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