- Word Combinations (verb)
|part of speech:
||transitive verb & intransitive verb
||commences, commencing, commenced
||to begin or have a beginning; start.
Classes have already commenced at the university.They commenced their journey on foot.
- begin, initiate, institute, start
- conclude, stop
- similar words:
- approach, embark, establish, found, inaugurate, introduce, kick off, launch, lead, mount, open, originate, set about
||activate, actuate, dawn, embark, launch, originate, put, undertake