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〔 IˋnIʃIˏet 〕


〔 iˊniʃieit 〕

Overview of noun initiate

The noun initiate has 3 senses

  • novice, beginner, tyro, tiro, initiate -- (someone new to a field or activity)

  • initiate, learned person, pundit, savant -- (someone who has been admitted to membership in a scholarly field)

  • initiate, enlightened -- (people who have been introduced to the mysteries of some field or activity; "it is very familiar to the initiate")

Overview of verb initiate

The verb initiate has 5 senses

  • originate, initiate, start -- (bring into being; "He initiated a new program"; "Start a foundation")

  • initiate, pioneer -- (take the lead or initiative in; participate in the development of; "This South African surgeon pioneered heart transplants")

  • initiate, induct -- (accept people into an exclusive society or group, usually with some rite; "African men are initiated when they reach puberty")

  • broach, initiate -- (bring up a topic for discussion)

  • lead up, initiate -- (set in motion, start an event or prepare the way for; "Hitler's attack on Poland led up to World War II")