Definitions for initiate

Definitions for (noun) initiate

Main entry: initiate, enlightened

Definition: people who have been introduced to the mysteries of some field or activity

Usage: it is very familiar to the initiate

Main entry: initiate, pundit, savant, learned person

Definition: someone who has been admitted to membership in a scholarly field

Main entry: novice, tyro, tiro, initiate, beginner

Definition: someone new to a field or activity

Definitions for (verb) initiate

Main entry: 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

Main entry: broach, initiate

Definition: bring up a topic for discussion

Main entry: start, originate, initiate

Definition: bring into being

Usage: He initiated a new program; Start a foundation

Main entry: initiate, pioneer

Definition: take the lead or initiative in; participate in the development of

Usage: This South African surgeon pioneered heart transplants

Main entry: induct, initiate

Definition: accept people into an exclusive society or group, usually with some rite

Usage: African men are initiated when they reach puberty

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