[ ih-nish-ee-ey-tid ]
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  1. already having some knowledge of or experience in a particular art or subject: While other shows have faded into obscurity, Twin Peaks continues to capture the imaginations of new and initiated viewers alike.

  2. admitted or accepted with formal rites into an organization or group, adult society, secret knowledge, etc.: He is an initiated Wiccan priest, a healer and seer, and a keen student of natural medicine.

  1. begun, originated, or set going: Despite the initiated reforms, markets are not convinced that this EU member country will be able to avoid restructuring its debt.

  2. Government. proposed by initiative: In such cases a group of citizens can propose an initiated constitutional amendment to the people for a statewide vote.

  1. the simple past tense and past participle of initiate.

Origin of initiated


Other words from initiated

  • qua·si-in·i·ti·at·ed, adjective
  • un·in·i·ti·at·ed, adjective
  • well-in·i·ti·at·ed, adjective

Words Nearby initiated Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

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