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
His staff then prints out the work on paper, silk-screens the outline onto
  canvas, and commences painting.
It is also at this stage that truancy commences, if only for the impossibility
  of it preceding formalized education.
Asteroid mining is likely to happen some time after lunar mining commences.
Any meeting which is not an adjournment of another meeting commences a new
  session.
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