One entry found for commence.
Main Entry: com·mence
Pronunciation: kschwa-primarystressmen(t)s
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): com·menced; com·menc·ing
Etymology: Middle English comencen "to begin," from early French comencer (same meaning), probably from a Latin word cominitiare "to begin," from com- "with, together" and initiare "to begin" --related to INITIATE
: to bring or come into activity, being, or operation : BEGIN, START <commence firing>
- com·menc·er noun

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