Synonyms to commencing

initial, OK, abecedarian, aboriginal, accept, accredit, affirm, alpha, alphabet, alphabetize, amen, antecedent, antenatal, approve, authenticate, authorize, autochthonous, autograph, basic, beginning, breaking-in, budding, capitalize, certify, character, confirm, cosign, countersign, creative, earliest, early, elemental, elementary, embryonic, endorse, fetal, first, first blush, first glance, first impression, first inning, first lap, first move, first round, first sight, first stage, first step, foremost, formative, foundational, fundamental, gambit, germinal, gestatory, give permission, give the go-ahead, give the imprimatur, give thumbs up, headmost, in embryo, in its infancy, in the bud, inaugural, inceptive, inchoate, inchoative, incipient, incunabular, infant, infantile, initiative, initiatory, inscribe, introductory, inventive, le premier pas, leading, letter, maiden, mark, monogram, nascent, natal, notarize, opening, opening move, original, parturient, pass, pass on, pass upon, permit, pioneer, postnatal, pregnant, prenatal, primal, primary, prime, primeval, primitive, primitiveness, primit