Definition for initiate

verb as in teach

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Example Sentences

You’ll find ice climbing for the well-initiated, or you can cross-country ski on the unplowed roads throughout the park.

As the head of his department, Salerno had the authority to initiate a purchase like the $7,000 badge, according to Moor.

Over several weeks, police say, 30 men initiated “explicit conversations” and sought to meet for sex.

We’ve seen a lot of market manipulation over the past couple of weeks, a lot of it initiated by Reddit’s WallStreetBets forum.

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Voice calls are used to initiate most processes, whether it’s to obtain critical information, follow up on a form or previous communication, or pass on some data, or of course provide clearance for a payment.

The feminist movement has encouraged women that they can initiate romantic relationships, too.

“Tesla will not initiate patent lawsuits against anyone who, in good faith, wants to use our technology,” he wrote.

Men need to step up and have this discussion, and not rely on women to initiate and lead it.

Initiate a dialogue about how we are all kind of like little people, if you think about it, at least compared to the One Percent.

They can initiate ideas and catalyze a certain form, but the trick is not to begin, but to sustain.

The ant individual preserves its powers of observation and thought and may initiate new processes.

In order that you may make no mistake, we feel obliged to initiate you into the most important secrets of the Reformation.

The very savages in Australia initiate their children better than the English do to-day.

The Senate, however, cannot initiate a treaty, the President alone can do that.

So far, then, nothing was said to the initiate in contradiction to the broad tenets of orthodox Islamism.


On this page you'll find 149 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to initiate, such as: begin, commence, inaugurate, institute, launch, and open.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.