Definitions for commencekəˈmɛns

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  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"

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. commence(Verb)

    To begin, start.

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

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  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.]

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


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