HyperDic: commence

English > 3 senses of the word commence:
VERBchangecommence, get down, begin, get, start out, start, set about, set outtake the first ... / first step or steps in carrying out an action
changecommence, begin, lead off, startset in motion, cause to start
creationcommence, start, start up, embark onget off the ground
commence > pronunciation
Soundskahmeh'ns
Rhymescommonsense ... whence: 23 rhymes with ehns...
English > commence: 3 senses > verb 1, change
MeaningTake the first ... / first step or steps in carrying out an action.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s; Somebody ----s something; Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE; Somebody ----s VERB-ing
ModelThey commence moving
Synonymsget down, begin, get, start out, start, set about, set out
Narrowerattackset to work upon
auspicatecommence in a manner calculated to bring good luck
break instart in a certain activity, enterprise / enterprise, or role
come onOccur or become available
embark, enterSet out on (an enterprise or subject of study)
fallBegin vigorously
get cracking, bestir oneself, get going, get moving, get weaving, get started, get rollingstart to be active
get toarrive at the point of
jump offset off quickly, usually with success
plunge, launchBegin with vigor
recommenceBegin again
strike outSet out on a course of action
Oppositeend, terminateBring to an end or halt
Similar tobeginBegin to speak, understand, read, and write a language
Spanishcomenzar, empezar, estrenar, iniciar, originar, partir, principiar
Catalancomençar, donar començament, estrenar, iniciar, originar, principiar
Nounscommencementthe act of starting something
English > commence: 3 senses > verb 2, change
Meaningset in motion, cause to start.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymsbegin, lead off, start
Cause tobegin, startHave a beginning, in a temporal, spatial, or evaluative sense
Narrowerinaugurate, usher in, introduceBe a precursor of
jumpstart, jump-startstart or re-start vigorously
recommenceCause to start anew
set offset in motion or cause to begin
start, start up, embark on, commenceget off the ground
Oppositeend, terminateBring to an end or halt
Similar tobeginHave a beginning, of a temporal event
Spanisharrancar, comenzar, empezar, estrenar, iniciar, originar, partir, principiar
Catalancomençar, donar començament, estrenar, iniciar, originar
Nounscommencementthe act of starting something
English > commence: 3 senses > verb 3, creation
Meaningget off the ground.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymsstart, start up, embark on
Narrowerinaugurate, kick offcommence officially
openBegin or set in action, of meetings, speeches, recitals / recitals / recitals / recitals / recitals, etc.
Broaderbegin, lead off, start, commenceset in motion, cause to start
Spanishcomenzar, embarcarse en, empezar, iniciar
Catalancomençar, iniciar
Nounscommencementthe act of starting something

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