Consummate and Commence


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Consummate verb – To bring (something) to a state where nothing remains to be done.
Commence is an antonym for consummate in topics: complete, achieve.
Nearby Words: consummation, consummately, consummated, consummating
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Commence verb – To take the first step in (a process or course of action).
Consummate is an antonym for commence.
Nearby Words: commencement, commencing
Antonyms for Commence
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Commence or Consummate. 2016. Accessed November 24, 2020.

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