Definitions for commencekəˈmɛns
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
com•mence*kəˈmɛns(v.i.; v.t.)-menced, -menc•ing.
to begin; start.
* Syn: See begin.
Origin of commence:
1250–1300; ME < AF, MF comencer < VL *cominitiāre= L com-com - +initiāre to begin; see initiate
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"
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"
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"
To begin, start.
Origin: From commencer, from cominitiare, formed on com- + initiō
to have a beginning or origin; to originate; to start; to begin
to begin to be, or to act as
to take a degree at a university
to enter upon; to begin; to perform the first act of
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'commence' in Verbs Frequency: #855
Translations for commence
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
the church service commenced with a hymn.
- يَشْرَعُ في، يَبْدأُArabic
- começarPortuguese (BR)
- comenzar, empezarSpanish
- آغاز کردن یا شدنFarsi
- आरम्भ होनाHindi
- byrja, hefjaIcelandic
- sākt; sāktiesLatvian
- begynne, sette i gangNorwegian
- rozpoczynać sięPolish
- آغاز کردن یا شدنPersian
- ستايل: سپارښت كولPashto
- začínať (sa)Slovak
- začeti (se)Slovenian
- 開始Chinese (Trad.)
- شروع کرنا ، شروع ہوناUrdu
- bắt đầuVietnamese
- 开始Chinese (Simp.)
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