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

recommence (ˌriːkəˈmɛns)
 
vb
to begin or commence again
 
recom'mencement
 
n

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recommence
1481, from O.Fr. recommencer (11c.), from re- "back, again" + commencer (see commence).

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
Yet the peace process will not recommence in its former hopeful place.
Service will recommence as soon as practicable following clearance from the regulatory agencies.
All applicable timelines shall recommence beginning the date of this order.
During fall planting, continue to water until the ground is frozen and recommence watering after the spring thaw.
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