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Synonyms for initiate

Synonyms for (noun) initiate

Synonyms: initiate, enlightened Definition: people who have been introduced to the mysteries of some field or activity Usage: it is very familiar to the initiate

Similar words: people Definition: (plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively Usage: old people; there were at least 200 people in the audience

Synonyms: initiate, pundit, savant, learned person Definition: someone who has been admitted to membership in a scholarly field

Similar words: scholar, scholarly person, student, bookman Definition: a learned person (especially in the humanities); someone who by long study has gained mastery in one or more disciplines

Synonyms: novice, tyro, tiro, initiate, beginner Definition: someone new to a field or activity

Similar words: unskilled person Definition: a person who lacks technical training

Synonyms for (verb) initiate

Synonyms: initiate, lead up Definition: set in motion, start an event or prepare the way for Usage: Hitler's attack on Poland led up to World War II

Similar words: start, originate, initiate Definition: bring into being Usage: He initiated a new program; Start a foundation

Synonyms: broach, initiate Definition: bring up a topic for discussion

Similar words: discuss, talk over, hash out Definition: speak with others about (something); talk (something) over in detail; have a discussion Usage: We discussed our household budget

Synonyms: start, originate, initiate Definition: bring into being Usage: He initiated a new program; Start a foundation

Similar words: make, create Definition: make or cause to be or to become Usage: make a mess in one's office; create a furor

Synonyms: initiate, pioneer Definition: take the lead or initiative in; participate in the development of Usage: This South African surgeon pioneered heart transplants

Similar words: cause, do, make Definition: give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally Usage: cause a commotion; make a stir; cause an accident

Synonyms: induct, initiate Definition: accept people into an exclusive society or group, usually with some rite Usage: African men are initiated when they reach puberty

Similar words: let in, include, admit Definition: allow participation in or the right to be part of; permit to exercise the rights, functions, and responsibilities of Usage: admit someone to the profession; She was admitted to the New Jersey Bar