commence

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Commence is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

Verb[change]

Plain form
commence

Third-person singular
commences

Past tense
commenced

Past participle
commenced

Present participle
commencing

  1. (transitive & intransitive); (formal) If something commences, it begins.
    The school year commenced on Sept. 4.

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