The Washington sausage-making process will commence soon enough.
Today, millions of Muslims across the U.S. will commence a month of prayer, fasting, and reflection.
The excerpt begins on Sunday night while they're waiting for Hell Week to commence.
c.1300, from Old French comencier "to begin, start" (10c., Modern French commencer), from Vulgar Latin *cominitiare, originally "to initiate as priest, consecrate," from Latin com- "together" (see com-) + initiare "to initiate," from initium (see initial (adj.)). Spelling with double -m- began in French and was established in English by 1500. Related: Commenced; commencing.