initiate a program to put light-rail mass-transit lines in all our large and medium-sized cities.
It might initiate confidence-building measures or suggest new areas for useful cooperation between Israelis and Palestinians.
Men need to step up and have this discussion, and not rely on women to initiate and lead it.
On the phone, you might ask for a six-pack of coke to initiate a purchase.
Both sides say they will not initiate violence — but are prepared to respond in kind if the other side does.
He is in consequence persuaded to go "to those conjurers," who, says Crato, would "initiate in all mysteries."
The initiate raised his hands slowly and untied the bandage.
But although this impulse may initiate pantomimic magic, it can hardly maintain it in the absence of any deeper satisfaction.
These were the questions which the initiate had to put to himself.
To be an artist a man must create or initiate; the accumulation of knowledge will do little for him.
"one who has been initiated," 1811, from past participle adjective initiate (c.1600); see initiate (v.).
c.1600, "introduce to some practice or system," also "begin, set going," from Latin initiatus, past participle of initiare "to begin, originate," from initium "beginning" (see initial). In some senses a back-formation from initiation. Related: Initiated; initiates; initiating; initiator.