commence verb definition in Business meetings topic from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

commence

 verb: Business meetings topic
to begin to happen; to begin something The meeting is scheduled to commence at noon. I will be on leave during the week commencing 15 February. commence with something The day commenced with a welcome from the principal. commence something She commenced her medical career in 1956. The company commenced operations in April. to commence bankruptcy proceedings against somebody commence doing something We commence building next week. commence to do something Operators commenced to build pipelines in 1862.

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