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commence

com·mence

commence

 
 
pronunciation:
k mens
features:
Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: transitive verb & intransitive verb
inflections: commenced, commences, commencing
definition: to begin or have a beginning; start.
Classes have already commenced at the university.They commenced their journey on foot.
synonyms:
begin, initiate, institute, start
antonyms:
conclude, stop
similar words:
approach, embark, establish, found, inaugurate, introduce, kick off, launch, lead, mount, open, originate, set about
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