commence ( commences 3rd person present) ( commencing present participle) ( commenced past tense & past participle ) When something commences or you commence it, it begins.
The academic year commences at the beginning of October... V
They commenced a systematic search... V n/-ing
The hunter knelt beside the animal carcass and commenced to skin it. V to-inf
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begin, embark on, enter upon, get the show on the road (informal) inaugurate, initiate, open, originate, start
bring or come to an end, cease, complete, conclude, desist, end, finish, halt, stop, terminate, wind up
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