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commence

verb [I or T] uk   us   /kəˈmens/ formal
C2 to begin something: We will commence building work in August of next year. Shall we let the meeting commence? [+ -ing verb] Unfortunately, he commenced speaking before all the guests had finished eating.
Translations of “commence”
in Arabic يَبدَأ…
in Korean 시작하다…
in Malaysian bermula…
in French commencer…
in Turkish başlamak…
in Italian iniziare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 開始, 著手…
in Russian начинать…
in Polish rozpoczynać…
in Vietnamese bắt đầu…
in Spanish comenzar, empezar…
in Portuguese começar…
in Thai ตั้งต้น…
in German beginnen…
in Catalan començar…
in Japanese (もの、こと)を開始する…
in Indonesian memulai…
in Chinese (Simplified) 开始, 着手…
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