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commence

verb arise, auspicate, begin, bring, broach, come into existence, come into the world, embark on, engage in, enter upon, inaugurate, incept, incipere, install, institute, introduce, launch, lay the foundaaions, make one's debut, open, originate, pioneer, put in execution, rise, set forth, set in operation, start, take the iniiiative, undertake, venture on
Associated concepts: commence a prosecution, commence a suit, commence by filing, commence by summons, commencement of a proceeding, commencement of a suit, commencement of a trial, commencement of action, duly commenced
See also: embark, initiate, originate, preface, stem, undertake
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Competition Eisteddfod Pavilion Friday Orchestra/ Band under 25 years commences at 6.
Fifth, where a person or any related person is engaged in trade or business activities wholly outside California and that person first commences doing business (as defined) in California after December 31, 1993, the newly commenced trade or business activity in California will be treated as a new trade or business.
Testing is expected to commence during September once the rig is demobilised and testing equipment installed.
The Ninotsminda N49H well will commence drilling around May 16 after the Weatherford crew have returned from their scheduled break.
Offutt intends to form, to commence the proposed tender offer by filing tender offer materials with the Securities and Exchange Commission and mailing such materials to the RDO Equipment stockholders on or about April 28, 2003.
Offutt has stated that until he formally commences a tender offer to the RDO Equipment stockholders, he reserves the right, in his sole and absolute discretion, not to proceed with the offer for any reason.
The First Tender Offer will commence during the period between June 3, 2002 and June 14, 2002, subject to all necessary regulatory approvals, the exact commencement date during such period to be specified at a later date, and will terminate on the twentieth business day after commencement, unless extended by the Board of Directors of the Fund.
As soon as the tender offer commences, the Fund will file a tender offer statement with the U.