verb (used with object), in·i·ti·at·ed, in·i·ti·at·ing.
Origin of initiate
SYNONYMS FOR initiate
Examples from the Web for initiated
The only honest discussion of football will be one initiated and sustained by fans.
Anna Wintour, an early supporter of Galliano, initiated his temporary post with de la Renta.
That does not explain exactly why the woman suddenly wanted nothing to do with a case that she had initiated.Alleged U.Va. Abductor Accused of Rape at Christian College|Michael Daly|September 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
That agreement, initiated in 2009, has earned Florida State $1 million through April, according to the university.Koch Foundation to College: We’ll Give You Millions—if You Teach Our Libertarian Ideology|Center for Public Integrity|September 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“I really hope that a peaceful process will be initiated in Minsk on Friday,” Poroshenko said at a meeting in Kiev.Putin and Poroshenko Agree to… Think About a Ukraine Ceasefire|Anna Nemtsova|September 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Under unfavorable conditions eggs can be resorbed, but probably this can occur only if initiated before ovulation.Natural History of the Racer Coluber constrictor|Henry S. Fitch
The second series of folderies to which the novice was initiated concerned themselves with his bedding.Observations of an Orderly|Ward Muir
Besides the students had undoubtedly, at least in pre-Christian times, some kind of ‘secret’ language known only to the initiated.Insula Sanctorum et Doctorum|John Healy
It is into this atmosphere of toil and unreality that I am initiated as a hand sewer.The Woman Who Toils|Mrs. John Van Vorst and Marie Van Vorst
So the letter ran; and that tells volumes to the initiated about young Haskell.Ester Ried Yet Speaking|Isabella Alden