verb (used with or without object), com·menced, com·menc·ing.
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The month is commencing with a bang as the government shuts down after failing to pass a budget to fund the government.Washington Drama Makes October a Confusing Month for Investors|William O’Connor|October 1, 2013|DAILY BEAST
I recommend the system to all callow Yankees, commencing a "pushing business."Pencillings by the Way|N. Parker Willis
He found an opportunity of commencing the study of Greek, and seized it with avidity.
They plundered several houses, and were commencing the conflagration, when the inhabitants sallied forth and put them to flight.King Philip|John S. C. (John Stevens Cabot) Abbott
“In corse you would,” said the delighted Billy, commencing operations forthwith.My Friend Smith|Talbot Baines Reed
This was in the early part of last summer, commencing in May perhaps.