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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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Landlords commencing holdover proceedings should promptly reject any rent payments until advised otherwise by counsel.
Since commencing operations, the Company has started installing three autoclave units and one gasification unit.
Commencing in July 2005 the mineralized ore from the build up of underground operations will be treated in batches to determine and optimize the metallurgical characteristics of the ore and the performance of the gold recovery circuits.
Bonaventure Enterprises Inc holds an option to earn an interest in this property and intends to drill 5,000 feet of RC drilling and 1,000 feet of core drilling over a total of 10 to 20 angle holes commencing in early July 2005.
We achieved a number of goals in 2004 and look forward to commencing construction in 2005 as soon as we have the remaining financing in place.
Commencing in the spring of 2005, Full Metal will initiate an extensive exploration program including mapping and prospecting, airborne and ground geophysics as well as diamond drilling.
The Board of Trustees declared a dividend for the period commencing January 15, 2005 and ending April 14, 2005 of $0.
Under Phase 3, the sellers' have an option to deliver additional natural gas volumes commencing between 2010 and 2012, subject to further drilling success on Block A-18.
We anticipate this trial commencing in the second half of 2005.