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commence

verb [I or T] uk   /kəˈmens/ formal us  
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 Korean 시작하다…
in Arabic يَبدَأ…
in French commencer…
in Turkish başlamak…
in Italian iniziare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 開始, 著手…
in Russian начинать…
in Polish rozpoczynać…
in Spanish comenzar, empezar…
in Portuguese começar…
in German beginnen…
in Catalan començar…
in Japanese (もの、こと)を開始する…
in Chinese (Simplified) 开始, 着手…
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