What are some opposite words for commence?

Antonyms for commence
kəˈmɛns

This page is about all possible antonyms and opposite words for the term commence.

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"

    Synonyms:
    rein orchis, rein orchid

  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"

    Synonyms:
    reissue, reprint

  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"

    Synonyms:
    service station

Wiktionary

  1. commence(verb)

    Antonyms:
    cease, stop

  2. commence(verb)

    Antonyms:
    stop, cease

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. commence

    Antonyms:
    finish, terminate, conclude, consummate, complete

    Synonyms:
    begin, start, open, initiate, inaugurate, enter upon, set about, undertake

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. commence(v)

    Synonyms:
    begin

How to use commence in a sentence?

  1. Coast Guard spokesman Petty Officer:

    Because we found a life ring, the assumption can be made that we are searching in the right area, when we commence searching tomorrow morning at sunrise, hopefully we'll be able to find something else. Every little bit helps.

  2. Andre Bakhos:

    The market is naturally settling in, taking a breather until the scales tip either way to commence the next move to continued to new heights or a consolidated pullback.

  3. Bernie Sanders:

    I am very disturbed by reports that the government may commence raids to deport families who have fled here to escape violence in Central America, we need to take steps to protect children and families seeking refuge here, not cast them out. O’Malley said the plan would be.

  4. Major League Baseball:

    Major League Baseball has been actively considering numerous contingency plans that would allow play to commence once the public health situation has improved to the point that it is safe to do so, while we have discussed the idea of staging games at one location as one potential option, we have not settled on that option or developed a detailed plan.

  5. 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.

How to pronounce commence?

Alex
US English
Daniel
British
Karen
Australian
Veena
Indian

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