Also left unsaid by Wise: Goodell was not initiating a law enforcement investigation.
She easily speaks what she thinks and not with the intention of initiating a fight with someone or playing games.
The core aim was simple: to discourage Arabs from initiating hostile actions.
They just have to vote for initiating the disapproval resolution process.
It did not prove that Roosevelt was initiating an inevitable alliance against Nazism.
Again, how about initiating them into the work of a correspondent mounted on the field of battle?
He spoke as though he were initiating Roddy into a secret order.
A politician or a lawyer can reach to high distinction in his profession without the power of initiating anything.
In initiating them into the mysteries of French cookery my sister was of great service.
Physicians ordering this preparation may, by so doing, be initiating the alcohol habit.
"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.