Definitions for initiate
ɪˈnɪʃ iˌeɪt; -ɪt, -ˌeɪtini·ti·ate
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word initiate.
novice, beginner, tyro, tiro, initiatenoun
someone new to a field or activity
initiate, learned person, pundit, savantnoun
someone who has been admitted to membership in a scholarly field
people who have been introduced to the mysteries of some field or activity
"it is very familiar to the initiate"
originate, initiate, startverb
bring into being
"He initiated a new program"; "Start a foundation"
take the lead or initiative in; participate in the development of
"This South African surgeon pioneered heart transplants"
accept people into an exclusive society or group, usually with some rite
"African men are initiated when they reach puberty"
bring up a topic for discussion
lead up, initiateverb
set in motion, start an event or prepare the way for
"Hitler's attack on Poland led up to World War II"
A new member of an organization.
One who has been through a ceremony of initiation.
To begin, to start, to introduce.
Etymology: From initiatus, perfect passive participle of initio, from initium, from ineo, from in + eo.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: initié, Fr. initiatus, Lat.
My strange and self-abuse
Is the initiate fear; that wants hard use:
We're yet but young. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.
To enter; to instruct in the rudiments of an art; to place in a new state; to put into a new society.
Etymology: initier, French; initio, Lat.
Providence would only initiate mankind into the useful knowledge of her treasures, leaving the rest to employ our industry. Henry More, Antidote against Atheism.
To initiate his pupil in any part of learning, an ordinary skill in the governour is enough. John Locke, on Education.
He was initiated into half a dozen clubs before he was one and twenty. Spectator, №. 576.
No sooner was a convert initiated, but, by an easy figure, he became a new man. Addison.
To do the first part; to perform the first rite.
The king himself initiates to the pow'r,
Scatters with quiv'ring hand the sacred flour,
And the stream sprinkles. Alexander Pope, Odyssey.
To initiate is to start, launch, or commence a process, action, or event. It can also refer to the action of introducing or admitting someone into a group, particularly via a formal ceremony or ritual.
to introduce by a first act; to make a beginning with; to set afoot; to originate; to commence; to begin or enter upon
to acquaint with the beginnings; to instruct in the rudiments or principles; to introduce
to introduce into a society or organization; to confer membership on; especially, to admit to a secret order with mysterious rites or ceremonies
to do the first act; to perform the first rite; to take the initiative
unpracticed; untried; new
begun; commenced; introduced to, or instructed in, the rudiments; newly admitted
one who is, or is to be, initiated
Etymology: [L. initiatus, p. p.]
To create or start intuitively.
They did initiate change proactively.
Submitted by MaryC on March 10, 2020
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'initiate' in Verbs Frequency: #715
The numerical value of initiate in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of initiate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
We are thrilled for Chelsea that the government has finally agreed to initiate hormone therapy as part of her treatment plan, this is an important first step in Chelsea's treatment regimen and one that is in line with the recommendations of all of her doctors and the basic requirements of the Eighth Amendment.
It must be considered that there is nothing more difficult to carry out, nor more doubtful of success, nor more dangerous to handle, than to initiate a new order of things. For the reformer has enemies in all those who would profit by the old order, only lukewarm defenders in all those who would profit by the new.
As soon as they develop fever and become sick, if you get them into isolation they will not initiate another chain of transmission, this is part of the end-game of Ebola, it is trying to monitor those contacts.
There is an undercurrent of cultural changes in the Middle East region driven by the globalization of media and the Internet. Smart leaders will anticipate these changes and initiate gradual democratic reforms to avoid political instability and economic problems.
You initiate conflict to seek and obtain attention; kindness and love will deliver more significant returns than one can hold.
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- عضو جديدArabic
- alku, käynnistää, aloittaa, johdattaa, tulokas, opastaa, vihkiäFinnish
- commencer, initié, démarrer, initierFrench
- novizio, iniziatoItalian
- 取り掛かる, 開始する, 始めるJapanese
- beginnen, initiëren, beginner, starten, ingewijde, aanvangenDutch
- شروع کریںUrdu
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