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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. James Monroe:

    Never did a government commence under auspices so favorable, nor ever was success so complete. If we look to the history of other nations, ancient or modern, we find no example of a growth so rapid, so gigantic, of a people so prosperous and happy.

  2. 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.

  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. Alex Azar:

    The Food and Drug Administration intends to finalize a guidance document that would commence enforcement to require that all flavors, other than tobacco flavor, would be removed from the market, this would include mint and menthol flavoring, as well as candy flavors, bubblegum flavor, fruit flavor, alcohol flavor. You get the drift.

  5. 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.

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