commence

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/kəˈmɛns/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/kəˈmɛns/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(kə mens)


Inflections of 'commence' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
commences
v 3rd person singular
commencing
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
commenced
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
commenced
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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commence

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
v
  1. commence the [fight, game, debate]
  2. the [fight] commenced
  3. commence with the [fight]
  4. will commence in [July, Japan]
  5. will commence on [July 21, the first of the month]
  6. will commence at [12:00, the convention center, sundown]
  7. will commence [immediately, shortly]
  8. commence [negotiations, proceedings, work]
  9. let the [battle, fight, games] commence!
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