What are some opposite words for commencement?

Antonyms for commencement
kəˈmɛns mənt

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. beginning, commencement, first, outset, get-go, start, kickoff, starting time, showtime, offset(noun)

    the time at which something is supposed to begin

    "they got an early start"; "she knew from the get-go that he was the man for her"

    Synonyms:
    starting, get-go, low gear, starting line, number one, first gear, showtime, offset, runner, rootage, send-off, setoff, scratch line, commencement ceremony, first, graduation, low, root, kickoff, outgrowth, stolon, source, commencement exercise, start-off, counterbalance, scratch, startle, head start, start, branch, origin, first-class honours degree, number 1, first base, outset, jump, offset printing, starting time, starting signal, graduation exercise, beginning, offshoot, set-back

  2. commencement, commencement exercise, commencement ceremony, graduation, graduation exercise(noun)

    an academic exercise in which diplomas are conferred

    Synonyms:
    starting time, kickoff, beginning, graduation exercise, showtime, commencement exercise, graduation, get-go, gradation, first, start, outset, commencement ceremony, offset

  3. beginning, start, commencement(noun)

    the act of starting something

    "he was responsible for the beginning of negotiations"

    Synonyms:
    rootage, outset, graduation, startle, graduation exercise, commencement exercise, first, showtime, head start, starting time, scratch line, scratch, beginning, commencement ceremony, start, origin, starting line, get-go, kickoff, root, source, starting, offset, starting signal, jump

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. commencement

    The Latin commencement is more formal than the Saxon beginning, as the verb commence, is more formal than begin. Commencement is for the most part restricted to some form of action, while beginning has no restriction, but may be applied to action, state, material, extent, enumeration, or to whatever else may be conceived of as having a first part, point, degree, etc. The letter A is at the beginning (not the commencement) of every alphabet. If we were to speak of the commencement of the Pacific Railroad, we should be understood to refer to the enterprise and its initiatory act; if we were to refer to the roadway we should say "Here is the beginning of the Pacific Railroad." In the great majority of cases begin and beginning are preferable to commence and commencement as the simple, idiomatic English words, always accurate and expressive. "In the beginning was the word," John i, 1. An origin is the point from which something starts or sets out, often involving, and always suggesting causal connection; as, the origin of evil; the origin of a nation, a government, or a family. A source is that which furnishes a first and continuous supply, that which flows forth freely or may be readily recurred to; as, the source of a river; a source of knowledge; a source of inspiration; fertile land is a source (not an origin) of wealth. A rise is thought of as in an action; we say that a lake is the source of a certain river, or that the river takes its rise from the lake. Motley wrote of "The Rise of the Dutch Republic." Fount, fountain, and spring, in their figurative senses, keep close to their literal meaning. Compare CAUSE.

    See synonyms for END.

    Synonyms:
    arising, beginning, fount, fountain, inauguration, inception, initiation, opening, origin, outset, rise, source, spring, start

How to use commencement in a sentence?

  1. Joshua Sussberg:

    As of yesterday, the spot price for gas was down 30 percent from commencement of this case.

  2. David Foster:

    There happens to be whole, large parts of adult American life that nobody talks about in commencement speeches.

  3. Principal Shawn McCreary:

    I think we do a very good job at our commencement ceremony honoring the past, present and future military members.

  4. The Authority:

    The country is on course to achieving category one status by May 2016 as the target date for commencement of direct flights to the USA.

  5. Junior Jasmine Smith:

    I'm all for building bridges, and I welcome Secretary DeVos to meet me and more undergraduate students ... but not at a commencement speech where it's so one-sided.

How to pronounce commencement?

Alex
Alex
US English
Daniel
Daniel
British
Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say commencement in sign language?

  1. commencement

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