verb (used with object), in·i·tialed, in·i·tial·ing or (especially British) in·i·tialled, in·i·tial·ling.
Origin of initial
Related Words for initialledimpress, seal, endorse, confirm, ink, subsidize, secure, finance, provide, bankroll, sponsor, approve, guarantee, buy, owe, negotiate, settle, undertake, agree, ingrain
Examples from the Web for initialled
Historical Examples of initialled
She dipped her pen in red ink and initialled the foot of the essay.Regiment of Women
He had, in the course of his duty, initialled the message and guessed its purport.The Dreadnought of the Air
Percy F. Westerman
He gave it to the crime lab himself, which was initialled by both of us.Warren Commission (7 of 26): Hearings Vol. VII (of 15)
The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
He is charged with having removed the initialled papers from the Slovene claims and affixed them to the German claims.The Birth of Yugoslavia, Volume 2
And she interlined and initialled the condemnation of Dr. Gotthold.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 7 (of 25)
Robert Louis Stevenson
verb -tials, -tialling or -tialled or US -tials, -tialing or -tialed
Word Origin for initial
"to mark or sign with initials," 1864, American English, from initial (n.). Related: Initialed; initialing.
"initial letter of a name or surname," 1620s, from initial (adj.) in a specialized sense "standing at the beginning of a word, sentence, etc."