Variant of initiate
- to bring into practice or use; introduce by first doing or using; start: to initiate a new course of studies
- to teach the fundamentals of some subject to; help to begin doing something: to initiate someone into the game of chess
- to admit as a member into a fraternity, club, etc., esp. with a special or secret ceremony
Origin: from Classical Latin initiatus, past participle of initiare, to enter upon, initiate from initium: see initial
- Archaic just begun
- initiator noun
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