Definition of commence in English:

commence

Syllabification: com·mence
Pronunciation: /kəˈmens
 
/

verb

Begin; start: [with object]: his design team commenced work [no object]: a public inquiry is due to commence on the 16th
More example sentences
  • Training has commenced for all teams and new players would be very welcome in any age group.
  • On arrival the group were divided into four teams and then activities commenced.
  • The good news is that the building has commenced and is due to be completed by the end of August.
Synonyms
begin, start; get the ball rolling, get going, get underway, get off the ground, set about, embark on, launch into, lead off; open, initiate, inaugurate

Origin

Middle English: from Old French commencier, comencier, based on Latin com- (expressing intensive force) + initiare 'begin'.

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