What does commence mean?

Definitions for commence
kəˈmɛnscom·mence

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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.

    Etymology: 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

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

  2. Commence(verb)

    to begin to be, or to act as

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

  3. Commence(verb)

    to take a degree at a university

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

  4. Commence(verb)

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

    Etymology: [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

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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

Examples of commence in a Sentence

  1. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Bien que les origines de la date de retour Internet une étude commandée par le gouvernement des États-Unis dans les années 1960, la 7ème date d'avril en 1969 est déclarée comme la date de naissance de l'Internet. le gouvernement des Etats-Unis a commencé premiers efforts de recherche dans les années 1960 pour construire «communication robuste et tolérant aux pannes via des réseaux informatiques". et, par conséquent, la première demande de commentaire (RFC) documents ont été publiés sur le 7 avril, 1969. donc cette date spécifique avril 7, 1969, est considéré comme la date à laquelle Internet est né ...... et notre monde n'a jamais été la même chose après!

  2. Kelvin Dushnisky:

    I am encouraged by the progress we made but there is no definitive solution yet, we agreed to work expeditiously to arrive at a mutually acceptable outcome that would allow Lumwana to remain in operation - that is our hope, but if we cannot reach an acceptable solution, we will commence suspension in March.

  3. Kishu Gomes:

    We are expecting the recovery to commence. It is too early to say how fast and to what level it will be.

  4. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Seulement quand souhaits sont volonté, les moyens commencent à suivre, et vous pouvez faire vos rêves. Tout commence avec votre souhait, et surtout votre volonté, à faire quelque chose arrive.

  5. James L. Gallogly:

    That false narrative is now also being used to question the motives and propriety of the ongoing investigation of alleged misconduct, the university was required by law to commence an investigation upon the receipt of complaint(s). That process has been ongoing according to its procedural mandate. The Jones Day law firm was hired to conduct an independent and unbiased, expert investigation and issue a report which the firm has now done.

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