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commences, 3rd person singular present; commenced, past participle; commencing, present participle; commenced, past tense;
  1. Begin; start
    • - his design team commenced work
    • - a public inquiry is due to commence on the 16th

  1. get down: take the first step or steps in carrying out an action; "We began working at dawn"; "Who will start?"; "Get working as soon as the sun rises!"; "The first tourists began to arrive in Cambodia"; "He began early in the day"; "Let's get down to work now"
  2. begin: set in motion, cause to start; "The U.S. started a war in the Middle East"; "The Iraqis began hostilities"; "begin a new chapter in your life"
  3. start: get off the ground; "Who started this company?"; "We embarked on an exciting enterprise"; "I start my day with a good breakfast"; "We began the new semester"; "The afternoon session begins at 4 PM"; "The blood shed started when the partisans launched a surprise attack"
  4. (commencement) beginning: the time at which something is supposed to begin; "they got an early start"; "she knew from the get-go that he was the man for her"
  5. (commencement) an academic exercise in which diplomas are conferred
  6. (Commencement (album)) Commencement released May 14, 2002 from the rock band, Deadsy. This is the official release of the album, distributed through Dreamworks Records under the Elementree sub-label. ...
  7. (Commencement (Smallville)) Season four of Smallville, an American television series, began airing on September 22, 2004. ...
  8. (Commencement (The West Wing)) "Commencement" is episode 87 of The West Wing.
  9. To begin, start
  10. (commencement) The first existence of anything; act or fact of commencing; rise; origin; beginning; start; The day when degrees are conferred by colleges and universities upon students and others; A graduation ceremony, from a school, college or university
  11. (commencement) The ceremony at the end of an academic year when students receive their degrees or diplomas (compare to graduation).
  12. (Commencement) when the builder commences physical work on the site.
  13. Commencement is the ceremony marking graduation. Students may be awarded diplomas following the fall, spring, and summer terms. HCC's commencement ceremony takes place in May, immediately following the end of the spring semester.
  14. (Commencement) The formal ceremony celebrating graduation/completion of a degree program. Held at the end of Spring Quarter for all students who have graduated during that academic year.
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  16. (Commencement) It is intended that the Australian Consumer Law will commence on 1 January 2010, at which time the unfair contract terms provisions will apply to all standard-form contracts entered into on or after that date. ...
  17. (Commencement) Literally, a beginning; the ceremony at which one officially graduates and receives a diploma.
  18. (Commencement) Since 1976, each senior passes a secret gift to the President when she shakes hands and receives her degree.
  19. (Commencement) These terms of business will come into force with immediate effect with your instruction.
  20. (the commencement) or commencement-level State learning standards and State assessments reflect the knowledge, skills, and understandings all students are expected to know and be able to do upon receiving a high school diploma;
  21. Commencement means the date when an Act or Regulation (or part of it) first has the force of law.