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Definitions of commence word
- verb commence When something commences or you commence it, it begins. 4
- verb commence to start or begin; come or cause to come into being, operation, etc 4
- intransitive verb commence to begin; start; originate 4
- noun commence Begin; start. 1
- intransitive verb commence begin 1
- verbal expression commence begin an activity, action 1
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Origin of commence
First appearance:before 1250
One of the 11% oldest English words
1250-1300; Middle English commencen < Anglo-French, Middle French comencer < Vulgar Latin *cominitiāre, equivalent to Latin com- com- + initiāre to begin; see initiate
Parts of speech for Commence
A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 75% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".
commence usage trend in Literature
Synonyms for commence
- initiate — to begin, set going, or originate: to initiate major social reforms.
- begin — To begin to do something means to start doing it.
- inaugurate — to make a formal beginning of; initiate; commence; begin: The end of World War II inaugurated the era of nuclear power.
- take up — the act of taking.
- launch — to set (a boat or ship) in the water.
Antonyms for commence
- complete — You use complete to emphasize that something is as great in extent, degree, or amount as it possibly can be.
- cease — If something ceases, it stops happening or existing.
- close — When you close something such as a door or lid or when it closes, it moves so that a hole, gap, or opening is covered.
- conclude — If you conclude that something is true, you decide that it is true using the facts you know as a basis.
- finish — to bring (something) to an end or to completion; complete: to finish a novel; to finish breakfast.
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