Synonyms for (noun) initiation

Synonyms: trigger, induction, initiation

Definition: an act that sets in motion some course of events

Similar words: causation, causing

Definition: the act of causing something to happen


Synonyms: initiation, innovation, instauration, institution, introduction, origination, creation, foundation, founding

Definition: the act of starting something for the first time; introducing something new

Usage: she looked forward to her initiation as an adult; the foundation of a new scientific society

Similar words: start, commencement, beginning

Definition: the act of starting something

Usage: he was responsible for the beginning of negotiations


Synonyms: knowledgeability, knowledgeableness, initiation

Definition: wisdom as evidenced by the possession of knowledge

Usage: his knowledgeability impressed me; his dullness was due to lack of initiation

Similar words: wisdom, wiseness

Definition: the trait of utilizing knowledge and experience with common sense and insight


Synonyms: induction, initiation, installation

Definition: a formal entry into an organization or position or office

Usage: his initiation into the club; he was ordered to report for induction into the army; he gave a speech as part of his installation into the hall of fame

Similar words: ceremonial, ceremonial occasion, ceremony, observance

Definition: a formal event performed on a special occasion

Usage: a ceremony commemorating Pearl Harbor