initiate ( initiates 3rd person present) ( initiating present participle) ( initiated past tense & past participle )
1 verb If you initiate something, you start it or cause it to happen.
They wanted to initiate a discussion on economics... V n
2 verb If you initiate someone into something, you introduce them to a particular skill or type of knowledge and teach them about it.
He initiated her into the study of other cultures. V n into n, Also V n
3 verb If someone is initiatedinto something such as a religion, secret society, or social group, they become a member of it by taking part in ceremonies at which they learn its special knowledge or customs.
In many societies, young people are formally initiated into their adult roles. be V-ed into n
...the ceremony that initiated members into the Order. V n into n, Also V n
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary
1 begin, break the ice, commence, get under way, inaugurate, institute, kick off (informal) kick-start, launch, lay the foundations of, open, originate, pioneer, set going, set in motion, set the ball rolling, start
2 acquaint with, coach, familiarize with, indoctrinate, induct, instate, instruct, introduce, invest, teach, train
3 beginner, convert, entrant, learner, member, novice, probationer, proselyte, tyro
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