commence

[kuh-mens]
verb (used without object), verb (used with object), commenced, commencing.
to begin; start.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English commencen < Anglo-French, Middle French comencer < Vulgar Latin *cominitiāre, equivalent to Latin com- com- + initiāre to begin; see initiate

commenceable, adjective
commencer, noun
recommence, verb, recommenced, recommencing.
uncommenced, adjective
well-commenced, adjective


originate, inaugurate. See begin.
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commence (kəˈmɛns)
 
vb
to start or begin; come or cause to come into being, operation, etc
 
[C14: from Old French comencer, from Vulgar Latin cominitiāre (unattested), from Latin com- (intensive) + initiāre to begin, from initium a beginning]
 
com'mencer
 
n

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commence
early 14c., from O.Fr. comencier, from V.L. *cominitiare, orig. "to initiate as priest, consecrate," from L. com- "together" + initiare "to initiate."
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Example sentences
As a consequence, respondents lacked standing to commence this action, and
  their suit must be dismissed for want of jurisdiction.
As soon as this time machine is built, time travel will commence, and continue
  to exist until someone turns off the machine.
Instead, there is a minimum threshold income at which student-loan repayment is
  expected to commence.
Plans for each well to be drilled must be approved by the state before drilling
  can commence.
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