Synonyms for commencement

Synonyms for (noun) commencement

Synonyms: start, commencement, beginning

Definition: the act of starting something

Usage: he was responsible for the beginning of negotiations

Similar words: change of state

Definition: the act of changing something into something different in essential characteristics

Synonyms: graduation, graduation exercise, commencement, commencement ceremony, commencement exercise

Definition: an academic exercise in which diplomas are conferred

Similar words: exercise

Definition: (usually plural) a ceremony that involves processions and speeches

Usage: academic exercises

Synonyms: start, starting time, showtime, beginning, get-go, outset, offset, commencement, kickoff, first

Definition: the time at which something is supposed to begin

Usage: they got an early start; she knew from the get-go that he was the man for her

Similar words: point, point in time

Definition: an instant of time

Usage: at that point I had to leave

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