commence


commence

verb

Definition of COMMENCE

1
to take the first step in (a process or course of action) <commence the festivities>
Synonyms commence, embark (on or upon), enter (into or upon), fall (to), get off, kick off, launch, lead off, open, start, strike (into)
2
to come into existence <the games commenced early in the morning>
Antonyms cease, end, stop

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