initiating

[ verb ih-nish-ee-eyt; adjective, noun ih-nish-ee-it, -eyt ]SEE DEFINITION OF initiating
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In initiating them into the mysteries of French cookery my sister was of great service.

Such was Jefferson's way of initiating the measures of the Administration.

This could not be done in the first initiating ordinance of the church,—circumcision.

He spoke as though he were initiating Roddy into a secret order.

In still other cases, earthquakes are the initiating cause of movement.

You might interest a man-eater by initiating him, but would you destroy his appetite?

The initiating, the inspiring, the impelling force was hers.

Perhaps you are initiating me into the Texas habit—is it so?

But constitutionally, we appear incapable of initiating ideas.

He appreciated strong measures, though he was averse to initiating them.

WORD ORIGIN

"one who has been initiated," 1811, from past participle adjective initiate (c.1600); see initiate (v.).

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