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Synonyms for commence
kəˈmɛnscom·mence

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Wiktionary4.5 / 4 votes

  1. commenceverb

    Antonyms:
    cease, stop

  2. commenceverb

    Antonyms:
    stop, cease

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. commence

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

    Antonyms:
    finish, terminate, conclude, consummate, complete

Princeton's WordNet2.0 / 1 vote

  1. get down, begin, get, start out, start, set about, set out, commenceverb

    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, commenceverb

    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, commenceverb

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes1.0 / 1 vote

  1. commenceverb

    Synonyms:
    begin, originate, take rise

  2. commenceverb

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

  3. commenceverb

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. commenceverb

    Synonyms:
    begin

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How to use commence in a sentence?

  1. Kishu Gomes:

    We are expecting the recovery to commence. It is too early to say how fast and to what level it will be.

  2. Margaret Martin:

    It must be positive, it must be practical and it must make them and their children safer from abuse. What is promised on paper must be fully resourced to be effective in protecting those affected by domestic violence. We are concerned that an already over-stretched system will see an increase in demand when the new provisions commence, women must feel change quickly.

  3. The Co-operative Bank:

    The FCA and PRA have recently indicated that their preliminary view is that they are minded to make findings against the Bank covering certain decisions, events and processes over the period from mid-2008 to end 2013, based on their current view, the FCA and PRA have indicated they intend to commence formal settlement discussions in July 2015.

  4. Benjamin Disraeli:

    Whenever is found what is called a paternal government, there is found state education. It has been discovered that the best way to ensure implicit obedience is to commence tyranny in the nursery.

  5. 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.


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