commence synonyms

Here's a list of possible synonyms and antonyms 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

    Synonyms:
    bug out, take, pop, make, mystify, experience, develop, put down, draw, array, have, become, sustain, protrude, jump, initiate, receive, scram, take off, bulge, go, stimulate, sire, lead off, bulge out, drive, engender, startle, fix, pay back, get under one's skin, stick, suffer, beat, swallow, set about, get down, father, go about, incur, contract, dispirit, bring forth, grow, get going, come out, dumbfound, stupefy, start, depress, light, cast down, originate, take up, bring, bewilder, mother, induce, range, buzz off, catch, write down, bugger off, obtain, beget, puzzle, flummox, get, deject, generate, capture, find, amaze, get off, baffle, produce, approach, pop out, attempt, start out, pose, vex, embark on, aim, let, set forth, perplex, arrest, gravel, begin, let down, fetch, depart, set down, commence, part, dismount, arrive, set out, convey, set off, acquire, come, lower, bring down, dismay, pay off, undertake, unhorse, demoralise, cause, lay out, start up, demoralize, take down, nonplus

  2. begin, lead off, start, commence(verb)

    set in motion, cause to start

    Synonyms:
    go, bulge, embark on, startle, set forth, get down, take off, start up, set about, start out, protrude, commence, bulge out, lead off, part, start, pop, bug out, come out, take up, get, originate, depart, begin, lead astray, get going, set out, initiate, set off, pop out, jump

  3. start, start up, embark on, commence(verb)

    get off the ground

    Synonyms:
    go, bulge, embark on, startle, set forth, get down, take off, start up, set about, start out, commence, bulge out, lead off, part, start, pop, bug out, come out, take up, get, originate, depart, begin, protrude, get going, set out, initiate, set off, pop out, jump

Wiktionary

  1. commence(verb)

    Antonyms:
    cease, stop

  2. commence(verb)

    To begin, start.

    Antonyms:
    stop, cease

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. commence

    Synonyms:
    begin, enter upon, inaugurate, initiate, institute, originate, set about, set going, set in operation, set on foot, start

    Antonyms:
    abstain, bring to an end, cease, come to an end, conclude, desist, discontinue, end, end, finish, give over, intermit, leave off, pause, quit, refrain, stop, terminate

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. commence(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    begin, originate, take rise

  2. commence(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    take the first step, make a beginning, break ground, break the ice

  3. commence(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    begin, institute, originate, enter upon, set about, set on foot, set in operation

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

begin, start, initiate, starts, beginning, commencement, launch, undertake, started, starting, began, open, commenced, engage



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