Begin: [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.
begin, start, start off;
get down to business, get the ball rolling, get going, get under way, get off the ground, make a start on, set about, go about, enter on, embark on, launch into, lead off, get down to, set in motion, ring up the curtain on, open, initiate, institute, inaugurate;
informal get cracking on, get stuck into, kick off, get the show on the road
British informal get weaving (on)
Middle English: from Old French commencier, comencier, based on Latin com- (expressing intensive force) + initiare 'begin'.
Words that rhyme with commencecense, common sense, condense, dense, dispense, expense, fence, hence, Hortense, immense, offence (US offense), pence, prepense, pretence (US pretense), sense, spence, suspense, tense, thence, whence
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Line breaks: com|mence
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