fr   France

to start, to launch, to begin, to commence

December 2015

I wonder about the nuance of those verbs. Which sensitivity they might have to an English mother language speaker.

We have in German starten - to start, beginnen - to begin. To commence = commencer we have in French.

It would help me to use them differently in English than I use them in German and French every day.

To commence seams to be less common. More informal, from the Old French.

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