verb (used with or without object), com·menced, com·menc·ing.
Origin of commence
Examples from the Web for recommence
Tu as changé la fin du second couplet—tu as dit 'des comtesses' au lieu de dire 'des duchesses'—recommence!The Martian|George Du Maurier
She was anxious to recommence her studies, to resume her readings to the children; and she desired to see Mr. Wyvern.Demos|George Gissing
During the early days, in the heat of a violent discussion, Barrere had exclaimed, "You are summoned to recommence history."A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times|Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot
The last beams of the sun were by this time touching the uplands, and I was longing to recommence our walk home.Uncle Silas|J. S. LeFanu
On the 31st, at seven o'clock, Zentz in a proclamation announced that the bombardment was about to recommence.History of the Commune of 1871|P. Lissagary
Word Origin for commence
c.1300, from Old French comencier "to begin, start" (10c., Modern French commencer), from Vulgar Latin *cominitiare, originally "to initiate as priest, consecrate," from Latin com- "together" (see com-) + initiare "to initiate," from initium (see initial (adj.)). Spelling with double -m- began in French and was established in English by 1500. Related: Commenced; commencing.