Definition of 'commence'
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Which means we can lace up our toughest conkers and let battle commence. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Let battle commence and may the best men win. The Sun (2009)The claimants had commenced proceedings for psychiatric injury caused by the negligence of the chief constable as their employer. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The fact was we were nowhere near to completing our own picture of what to do when battle commenced. ONE HUNDRED DAYS (2003)But now let the battle commence. The Sun (2011)Gloucester will now commence the search for a replacement for the Welshman. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Therefore the 20th century of years cannot commence until a year hence. Times, Sunday Times (2010)After that, let the search commence. Times, Sunday Times (2007)If the defendant commenced arbitration proceedings, then no doubt the claimant would defend them. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Knowing that, stand back and let the battles commence. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Then the fashion games commence. Times, Sunday Times (2008)When did we commence proceedings? The Sun (2013)We want battle to commence. The Sun (2015)May the ratings battle commence. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Let the browser battle commence. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Let next year's battle commence. Times, Sunday Times (2012)This week, you commence such a routine, one that will transform your life. Times, Sunday Times (2010)There's only one way to find out - let the games commence! The Sun (2012)But the Law Society could not have commenced proceedings on the basis that claims were likely. Times, Sunday Times (2006)This will be done from the centre out, so that work can commence as soon as possible to build the ring, canopy and ring lights. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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Translations for 'commence'
British English: commence VERB
When something commences or you commence it, it begins.
The academic year commences at the beginning of October.
Definition of commence from the Collins English Dictionary
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