Synonyms of 'launch'
to set (a rocket, missile, or spacecraft) into motionThe rocket was launched early this morning.
to move (a vessel) into the water, esp. for the first timeThere was no time to launch the lifeboats.
to start off or set in motionThe police have launched an investigation into the incident.
The US wants to begin talks immediately.
Now is probably as good a time as any to start a business.
They are now ready to open negotiations.
They wanted to initiate a discussion on economics.
The Government has introduced a number of other money-saving ideas.
He founded the Centre for Journalism Studies.
No-one knows who originated this story.
They commenced a systematic search of the area.
get under way,
The violence was instigated by ex-members of the secret police.
They inaugurated the first ever scheduled flights.
an act or instance of launchingThis morning's launch has been delayed.
an act or instance of launchingthe launch of a campaign to restore law and order
Think of this as a new beginning.
She demanded to know why she had not been told from the start.
He is remembered for the introduction of the moving assembly line.
They announced the initiation of a rural development programme.
opening, , ,
the opening of peace talks
They later attended the inauguration of the University.
All applicants should be at least 16 years of age at the commencement of this course.
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in the sense of commence
to beginThey commenced a systematic search of the area.
in the sense of commencement
the beginningAll applicants should be at least 16 years of age at the commencement of this course.
in the sense of discharge
to dismiss (someone) from duty or employmentHe was dishonourably discharged from the army.
give (someone) the boot (slang),
give (someone) the sack (informal),
give (someone) their P45 (British, informal),
give (someone) their pink slip (US, informal),
kennet (Australian, slang),
jeff (Australian, slang)
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