Synonyms of commencement


1. beginning, commencement, first, outset, get-go, start, kickoff, starting time, showtime, offset, point, point in time

usage: 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"

2. commencement, commencement exercise, commencement ceremony, graduation, graduation exercise, exercise

usage: an academic exercise in which diplomas are conferred

3. beginning, start, commencement, change of state

usage: the act of starting something; "he was responsible for the beginning of negotiations"

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