verb (used with or without object), com·menced, com·menc·ing.
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In the spirit of the new year, fashion has commenced its first-of-the-season pieces.Shop Now: Eleven Launches Pieces From 2021 Collection|Nandi Howard|January 15, 2021|Essence.com
If the target company doesn’t cooperate, Staples said it will commence a tender offer in March.Staples offers to buy Office Depot parent company in $2.1 billion deal|Rachel King|January 11, 2021|Fortune
I had to empty my pack, sort my tangled equipment, review the art of the Prusik hitch, and commence the shitshow.
Spanish guitar music wafts through the air, top-draw cocktails land on freshly ironed linens and dinner commences with not one but two treats from the chef.A reopened Marcel’s reminds me that fine dining, especially now, is about more than food|Tom Sietsema|November 6, 2020|Washington Post
The region at the end of the maxillae, referred to as the laciniae, have tiny teeth on their edges and act as drill bits, tunneling through the skin and then acting as anchors to keep the stylets in place once feeding commences.Evolution made mosquitos into stealthy, sensitive vampires|Erica McAlister|October 15, 2020|Popular Science
He wants the Maliki government in Baghdad to get its act together on genuine power-sharing before commencing U.S. military action.
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
Before commencing his rape, the man reportedly asked, “Do you remember me?”
Trevithick's expansive engine therefore, commencing its work with steam of 46.8 lbs.Life of Richard Trevithick, Volume II (of 2)|Francis Trevithick
The Spanish troops, in proceeding to their posts, in commencing the siege, had several engagements with the Mexicans.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
Before commencing a campaign a great general sits down to think it out.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume II (of 3)|Charles James Wills
They had probably reached no great height, but summer was only commencing, and it was evidently freezing.The Gold Trail|Harold Bindloss
To pay these seemed a necessary preliminary even to the possibility of commencing a new career.Julian Home|Dean Frederic W. Farrar