- com·mence·a·ble, adjective
- com·menc·er, noun
- re·com·mence, verb, re·com·menced, re·com·menc·ing.
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How to use commence in a sentence
The notion that you have the government waiting even two years — but certainly two decades — to commence forfeiture proceedings is, if not unprecedented, then extraordinarily rare.Massachusetts Police Can Easily Seize Your Money. The DA of One County Makes It Nearly Impossible to Get It Back. | by Saurabh Datar and Shannon Dooling, WBUR | August 18, 2021 | ProPublica
Just six months before the Olympics, as the AFCON tournament was about to commence in South Africa, Abacha ordered the national team to withdraw.25 Years Ago, Nigeria’s Super Eagles Won Olympic Gold—and Changed the World of African Soccer | Kovie Biakolo | August 2, 2021 | Time
Sixteen months after Tokyo 2020 was initially postponed, the pandemic Games have commenced.
To get there, it’s planning on scaling output at its CNT Plant 2 and commencing construction on a third CNT plant this year.LG Chem will invest $5.2B in battery materials through 2025 | Aria Alamalhodaei | July 14, 2021 | TechCrunch
As it stands, the Games will commence on July 23, and sports media companies, including ESPN, Sports Illustrated, the Los Angeles Times and Yahoo Sports, are preparing to be as agile as the athletes.Media Briefing: How sports publishers are handling this year’s Olympics | Tim Peterson | June 24, 2021 | Digiday
But in order to commence rebuilding them from the ground up, the world must first put out the fires of this current epidemic.
However, only days before early voting was to commence, a local judge ordered the polling station open.In North Carolina, GOP Overreach May Be More Unpopular Than Obama | Dean Obeidallah | November 3, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Led by Johan van Griensven, the study will commence in Guinea in the next three weeks.
It builds to a masquerade ball, in which Not Harry and the women don masks and commence flirting.You Really Don't Want to Watch Fox’s ‘I Wanna Marry “Harry”’ | Jason Lynch | May 20, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
This weekend, the battle will commence when the “Moms” and their allies demonstrate outside the NRA Convention in Indianapolis.
Murat was in no hurry to commence his reign, and his subjects showed no great anxiety to see their new ruler.Napoleon's Marshals | R. P. Dunn-Pattison
He granted her continuance at home, till the year of her noviciate; but that year must come, and it will commence next January.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4 | Jane Porter
When a hungry lion is watching for prey, the sight of any animal will make him commence stalking it.Hunting the Lions | R.M. Ballantyne
They therefore proceeded to commence operations upon the agricultural constituencies.
Later on he notified the consular body that the bombardment would commence on the 12th of the month.The Philippine Islands | John Foreman
British Dictionary definitions for commence
to start or begin; come or cause to come into being, operation, etc
- commencer, noun
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