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Synonyms for commence
kəˈmɛns

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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:
    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, 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

    "The U.S. started a war in the Middle East"; "The Iraqis began hostilities"; "begin a new chapter in your life"

    Synonyms:
    go, bulge, embark on, startle, set forth, get down, take off, start up, set about, start out, protrude, 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

    "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:
    go, bulge, embark on, startle, set forth, get down, take off, start up, set about, start out, 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)

    Antonyms:
    stop, cease

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. commence

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

    Antonyms:
    finish, terminate, conclude, consummate, complete

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. commence(v)

    Synonyms:
    begin

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How to use commence in a sentence?

  1. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell:

    We are going to have to have a negotiation about how much we are going to spend in discretionary accounts of the government this year. And all of that will commence sometime after this fiscal year, i think the Speaker and myself and the White House are going to have to discuss how to resolve our differences.

  2. Albert Einstein:

    Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.

  3. New York:

    No one is above the law, including New York's top legal officer, i will be asking an appropriate New York District Attorney to commence an immediate investigation, and proceed as the facts merit.

  4. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Seulement quand souhaits sont volonté, les moyens commencent à suivre, et vous pouvez faire vos rêves. Tout commence avec votre souhait, et surtout votre volonté, à faire quelque chose arrive.

  5. 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.


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    An antonym of "spellbound"
    • A. transfixed
    • B. mesmerized
    • C. fascinated
    • D. disenchanted

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