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commence


verb
1. take the first step or steps in carrying out an action (Freq. 8)
- We began working at dawn
- Who will start?
- Get working as soon as the sun rises!
- The first tourists began to arrive in Cambodia
- He began early in the day
- Let's get down to work now
Syn:
get down, begin, get, start out, start,
set about, set out
Ant:
end (for: begin)
Derivationally related forms:
commencement, start (for: start), starter (for: start), beginner (for: begin), beginning (for: begin)
Hyponyms:
recommence, strike out, fall, jump off, get to,
auspicate, attack, break in, plunge, launch, come on,
embark, enter, get cracking, bestir oneself, get going, get moving,
get weaving, get started, get rolling
Verb Group:
begin
Verb Frames:
- Something ----s
- Somebody ----s
- Somebody ----s something
- Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE
- Somebody ----s VERB-ing
- They commence moving
2. set in motion, cause to start (Freq. 6)
- The U.S. started a war in the Middle East
- The Iraqis began hostilities
- begin a new chapter in your life
Syn:
begin, lead off, start
Ant:
end (for: begin)
Derivationally related forms:
commencement, start (for: start), beginner (for: begin), beginning (for: begin)
Hyponyms:
jumpstart, jump-start, recommence, inaugurate, usher in,
introduce, set off, start, start up, embark on
Verb Group:
begin
Cause:
begin, start
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Something ----s something
3. get off the ground (Freq. 3)
- Who started this company?
- We embarked on an exciting enterprise
- I start my day with a good breakfast
- We began the new semester
- The afternoon session begins at 4 PM
- The blood shed started when the partisans launched a surprise attack
Syn:
start, start up, embark on
Derivationally related forms:
commencement, startup (for: start up), start (for: start)
Hypernyms:
begin, lead off, start
Hyponyms:
inaugurate, kick off, open
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Something ----s something

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