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commence

[kuh-mens] /kəˈmɛns/
verb (used without object), verb (used with object), commenced, commencing.
1.
to begin; start.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English commencen < Anglo-French, Middle French comencer < Vulgar Latin *cominitiāre, equivalent to Latin com- com- + initiāre to begin; see initiate
Related forms
commenceable, adjective
commencer, noun
recommence, verb, recommenced, recommencing.
uncommenced, adjective
well-commenced, adjective
Synonyms
originate, inaugurate. See begin.
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commence

/kəˈmɛns/
verb
1.
to start or begin; come or cause to come into being, operation, etc
Derived Forms
commencer, noun
Word Origin
C14: from Old French comencer, from Vulgar Latin cominitiāre (unattested), from Latin com- (intensive) + initiāre to begin, from initium a beginning
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Word Origin and History for recommenced
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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