Synonyms of commence in English:

commence


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verb

1‘the headmaster commenced his tour of inspection’

SYNONYMS
begin, start, start off
get down to business, get the ball rolling, get going, get under way, get off the ground, make a start on, set about, go about, enter on, embark on, launch into, lead off, get down to, set in motion, ring up the curtain on, open, initiate, institute, inaugurate
go ahead
informal get cracking on, get stuck into, kick off, get the show on the road
British informal get weaving, get weaving on
ANTONYMS

conclude