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preposition as in behind

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Newsham said police must turn on their cameras as soon as they initiate a traffic stop, generally at the same time that they activate their emergency lights.

San Diego Unified leaders, who have been under pressure for weeks to provide more details about when they might initiate a widespread back-to-school plan, set a tentative date for the second phase of their school reopening plan.

The Clinton administration initiated the Microsoft case, the Bush DOJ was less interested and settled it.

Keeping your chest forward and head up, initiate the movement by stepping your opposite hand and knee forward.

To initiate feeding, the first pump opens to lower the pressure and draw the blood up into the proboscis.

Women also reported initiating sex more frequently with partners who had a sense of humor.

It did not prove that Roosevelt was initiating an inevitable alliance against Nazism.

Also left unsaid by Wise: Goodell was not initiating a law enforcement investigation.

She easily speaks what she thinks and not with the intention of initiating a fight with someone or playing games.

Kerry is correct when he argues that Israel should be rewarded for initiating final status negotiations with the Palestinians.

In this (p. 93) way they have proved very useful in initiating many a tiro into the secrets and mysteries of yacht racing.

But divine service requires not only initiating, but also maintaining worthily of God.

But Trask understood that Doc was initiating them into the mysteries of smelting out gold from sand.

Bell and Lancaster, of whom I shall have to speak, were rival claimants for the honour of initiating a new departure in education.

But constitutionally, we appear incapable of initiating ideas.


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On this page you'll find 28 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to initiating, such as: beginning, building, chartering, constituting, endowing, and fixing.

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