Definitions for initiate
ɪˈnɪʃ iˌeɪt; -ɪt, -ˌeɪtini·ti·ate
Here are all the possible meanings 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 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
Sperm DNA from obese or marijuana-exposed animal models and men demonstrate alterations that are transferred to the progeny and can result in increased risk for cancer, effects on behavior, birth defects and overall long-term health repercussions, men need to appreciate that their lifestyle behaviors may not only affect their ability to initiate a healthy pregnancy but, just as importantly, affect the future well-being of their child -- something that has clear lifelong repercussions and that should be seriously considered prior to initialing fatherhood.
We know that when people initiate use there is some benefit in the immediate short term but there is quick tolerance to this effect, there currently is no good quality evidence to suggest that cannabis will help improve sleep quality or duration.
To initiate any political reform process is not easy. If this proposal is vetoed, it could be several years before the next opportunity.
Once in possession of solid evidence, we will initiate confiscation procedures according to the law.
We will next test the vaccine in non-human primates and initiate clinical product manufacturing. We plan to initiate Phase I human testing of our Zika vaccine before the end of 2016.
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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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