Initiate definitions

ĭ-nĭsh'ē-āt'
Initiated or admitted, as to membership or a position of authority.
adjective
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Introduced to something new, such as a new field of knowledge.
adjective
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One who is being or has been initiated into an organization.
noun
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One who has been introduced to or has attained some knowledge in a particular field.
noun
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To set going by taking the first step; begin.

Initiated trade with developing nations.

verb
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To introduce to a new field, interest, skill, or activity.

Initiated the students into the world of opera.

verb
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Initiated.
adjective
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To admit (someone) into membership, as with a ritual or ceremony.
verb
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Just begun.
adjective
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A person who has recently been, or is about to be, initiated.
noun
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To bring into practice or use; introduce by first doing or using; start.

To initiate a new course of studies.

verb
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To teach the fundamentals of some subject to; help to begin doing something.

To initiate someone into the game of chess.

verb
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To admit as a member into a fraternity, club, etc., as with customary practices or ceremonies.
verb
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The definition of initiate is to cause something to begin or to introduce someone to some subject, topic or group.

When you begin a discussion on solving a crisis, this is an example of a situation where you initiate a discussion.

When you introduce someone to the subject of photography, this is an example of a situation where you initiate them into the world of photography.

verb
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A new member of an organization.
noun
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(obsolete) Unpractised; untried; new.
adjective
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One who has been through a ceremony of initiation.
noun
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(obsolete) Begun; commenced; introduced to, or instructed in, the rudiments; newly admitted.
adjective
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To begin; to start.
verb
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To instruct in the rudiments or principles; to introduce.
verb
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To confer membership on; especially, to admit to a secret order with mysterious rites or ceremonies.
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(intransitive) To do the first act; to perform the first rite; to take the initiative.

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Origin of initiate

From Late Latin initiātus, perfect passive participle of initiō (“begin, originate”), from initium (“a beginning”), from ineō (“go in, enter upon, begin”), from in + (“go”).