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    initiate - Dictionary definition and meaning for word initiate

    Definition
    (noun) someone new to a field or activity
    Synonyms : beginner , novice , tiro , tyro
    Definition
    (noun) someone who has been admitted to membership in a scholarly field
    Synonyms : learned person , pundit , savant
    Definition
    (noun) people who have been introduced to the mysteries of some field or activity
    Synonyms : enlightened
    Example Sentence
    • it is very familiar to the initiate
    Definition
    (verb) bring into being
    Synonyms : originate , start
    Example Sentence
    • He initiated a new program
    • Start a foundation
    Definition
    (verb) take the lead or initiative in; participate in the development of
    Synonyms : pioneer
    Example Sentence
    • This South African surgeon pioneered heart transplants
    Definition
    (verb) accept people into an exclusive society or group, usually with some rite
    Synonyms : induct
    Example Sentence
    • African men are initiated when they reach puberty
    Definition
    (verb) bring up a topic for discussion
    Synonyms : broach
    Definition
    (verb) set in motion, start an event or prepare the way for
    Synonyms : lead up
    Example Sentence
    • Hitler's attack on Poland led up to World War II
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