Commence

Definition of Commence

Com`mence´   Pronunciation: kǒm`mĕns´
v. i.1.To have a beginning or origin; to originate; to start; to begin.
[imp. & p. p. Commenced (kǒm*mĕnst"); p. pr. & vb. n. Commencing.]
Here the anthem doth commence.
- Shak.
2.To begin to be, or to act as.
We commence judges ourselves.
- Coleridge.
3.To take a degree at a university.
v. t.1.To enter upon; to begin; to perform the first act of.
Many a wooer doth commence his suit.
- Shak.

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