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Commence

Com`mence´   Pronunciation: kǒm`mĕns´
v. i.1.To have a beginning or origin; to originate; to start; to begin.
[imp. & p. p. Commenced (kǒm*mĕnst"); p. pr. & vb. n. Commencing.]
Here the anthem doth commence.
- Shak.
2.To begin to be, or to act as.
We commence judges ourselves.
- Coleridge.
3.To take a degree at a university.
v. t.1.To enter upon; to begin; to perform the first act of.
Many a wooer doth commence his suit.
- Shak.
Verb1.commence - 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.commence - 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: lead off, start, begin
3.commence - 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"
arise, begin, blast away, blast off, come into being, dive in, embark, embark on, embark upon, enter, enter upon, establish, fall to, get to, go ahead, head into, inaugurate, initiate, jump off, kick off, launch, lead off, originate, pitch in, plunge into, send off, set about, set in, set out, set sail, set to, start, start in, start off, start out, take off, take up, turn to
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