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commence with (someone or something)

To start something with a particular person or action. The presentations will commence with you, Michael, so go on up to the podium. Once the band is ready, we'll commence with the dancing!
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commence with someone or something

to start a procedure affecting a number of people or things by choosing a particular person or thing first. Each meeting commences with a reading of the minutes of the last meeting. The doctor interviews with Lynn and took everyone else in the order in which they had arrived.
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Junior Show - Syniad Sam St David's Hall Today, tomorrow and Wednesday Author: Ffion Harries Music: Geraint Cynan Producer/Director: Gwawr Dafis Commences at 7.
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A major limitation of the exemption is that it only applies to persons who first commence trade or business activities in California on or after January 1, 1994.
On the Ninotsminda Field CanArgo Rig #2 has been mobilised to the N100 well location to commence drilling of a new horizontal development well (N100H2).
The N99 initial hole will be drilled by CanArgo and is expected to commence in July.
It is anticipated that drilling operations will commence on the Manavi M11Z sidetrack well at the end of this month.
to commence a tender offer, the anticipated timing thereof, the Special Committee's intent to recommend that the RDO Equipment stockholders tender their RDO Equipment Class A shares in the offer and RDO Equipment's plans to vigorously fight the stockholder lawsuit.
Offutt intends to form, to commence within four to six weeks a formal tender offer by filing tender offer materials with the Securities and Exchange Commission and mailing such materials to the RDO Equipment stockholders.
The Board of Directors has not set a commencement date for the Second Tender Offer; however, it anticipates that it will commence after the termination of the First Tender Offer and prior to April 30, 2003.
The tender offer will commence during the period between June 14, 2002 and July 15, 2002, 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.
prevailing five year Dutch Government Loan Stock Call Option Commences August 2004