Meaning of “commence” in the English Dictionary

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(Definition of “commence” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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commenceverb [ I/T ]

us /kəˈmens/

to begin something:

[ T ] He commenced speaking before all the guests had arrived.

(Definition of “commence” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)