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  • verbstart, introduce
  • verbteach

synonyms for initiates

  • begin
  • commence
  • inaugurate
  • institute
  • launch
  • open
  • set up
  • take up
  • trigger
  • admit
  • enter
  • induct
  • install
  • intro
  • invest
  • originate
  • pioneer
  • break the ice
  • come out with
  • come up with
  • dream up
  • get ball rolling
  • get feet wet
  • get under way
  • instate
  • kick off
  • make up
  • set in motion
  • take in
  • usher in

antonyms for initiates

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  • block
  • cease
  • close
  • complete
  • conclude
  • end
  • finish
  • halt
  • stop
  • expel
  • reject
  • ignore
  • neglect
  • terminate
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How to use initiates in a sentence

The President initiates a treaty and the Senate confirms it.
ETHICS IN SERVICEWILLIAM HOWARD TAFT
The one whose duty it was to officiate at the reception of initiates stood in the center.
THE SWORD OF HONOR, VOLUMES 1 & 2EUGNE SUE
The warrior initiates, whereas the legislator completes the organization of society.
ELEMENTS OF FOLK PSYCHOLOGYWILHELM WUNDT
This was, likely, secretly taught by word of mouth as Qabbalah or Oral Tradition to the initiates, and was never put into writing.
SCARABSISAAC MYER
Within the medicine lodge, Murray was instructing the chosen initiates in some sort of mystic rites.
SOUTH FROM HUDSON BAYE. C. [ETHEL CLAIRE] BRILL
In the first case the right squad initiates the column right as soon as it has completed the squad right.
INFANTRY DRILL REGULATIONS, UNITED STATES ARMY, 1911UNITED STATES WAR DEPARTMENT
Number two initiates the movement, number one thrusts as soon as the opening is made, and number two then attempts to parry.
INFANTRY DRILL REGULATIONS, UNITED STATES ARMY, 1911UNITED STATES WAR DEPARTMENT
It initiates you into the duskiness, the blackness, the crowdedness, the intensely commercial character of London.
LIPPINCOTT'S MAGAZINE, VOL. 20, NO. 33, NOVEMBER 1877VARIOUS
Some of them were automatic weapons in the $28 class, and others were of the common variety used by small boy initiates in crime.
TWENTY YEARS A DETECTIVE IN THE WICKEDEST CITY IN THE WORLDCLIFTON R. WOOLDRIDGE
Its initiates found large satisfaction in playing it off against their rivals.
A PATRIOTIC SCHOOLGIRLANGELA BRAZIL
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