Thesaurus for initiate
Pronunciation of initiate: IH0 N IH1 SH IY0 EY0 T (ɪn'ɪshi,eɪt)
Number of syllables of initiate: 4
Pronunciation Video of initiate
Definition of initiate
- (n): people who have been introduced to the mysteries of some field or activity; "it is very familiar to the initiate"
- (n): someone who has been admitted to membership in a scholarly field
- (n): someone new to a field or activity
- (v): prepare the way for; "Hitler''s attack on Poland led up to World War Two"
- (v): bring up a topic for discussion
- (v): bring into being; "He initiated a new program"; "Start a foundation"
- (v): take the lead or initiative in; participate in the development of; "This South African surgeon pioneered heart transplants"
- (v): accept young people into society, usually with some rite; "African men are initiated when they reach puberty"
Examples of initiate
- Females crouch to initiate mating.
- The cricket did not actually initiate contact with the tarantula.
- Hence I hereby initiate the discussion on the matter.
- Please initiate a civilised discussion.
- Calcium chloride is added to the combination to initiate the clotting process.
- The President has the right to initiate the legislative process.
- In the First Week, the initiate is on probation.
- They help, polymerase initiate transcription.
- Hence, I hereby initiate the discussion on the matter.
- Greene County has begun work to initiate foreclosure proceedings on two developments.