Synonyms for (verb) commence

Synonyms: embark on, commence, start, start up

Definition: get off the ground

Usage: 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

Similar words: commence, start, lead off, begin

Definition: set in motion, cause to start

Usage: The U.S. started a war in the Middle East; The Iraqis began hostilities; begin a new chapter in your life