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    commence - Dictionary definition and meaning for word commence

    Definition
    (verb) take the first step or steps in carrying out an action
    Synonyms : begin , get , get down , set about , set out , start , start out
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (verb) set in motion, cause to start
    Synonyms : begin , lead off , start
    Example Sentence
    • The U.S. started a war in the Middle East
    • The Iraqis began hostilities
    • begin a new chapter in your life
    Definition
    (verb) get off the ground
    Synonyms : embark on , start , start up
    Example Sentence
    • 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
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