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.
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.
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.
Government. proposed by initiative: In such cases a group of citizens can propose an initiated constitutional amendment to the people for a statewide vote.
the simple past tense and past participle of initiate.
- qua·si-in·i·ti·at·ed, adjective
- un·in·i·ti·at·ed, adjective
- well-in·i·ti·at·ed, adjective
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How to use initiated in a sentence
The DHS inspector general initiated its investigation in late September.
The virus could be reintroduced via cold-chain transportation of contaminated items and might initiate an outbreak.The U.S. has absolutely no control over the coronavirus. China is on top of the tiniest risks. | Chris Mooney, Gerry Shih | November 10, 2020 | Washington Post
Why Smith initiated so much charity at this point is unclear.A dodgy deal helped make him a billionaire. It worked, until now. | Peter Whoriskey, Yeganeh Torbati, Keith L. Alexander | November 9, 2020 | Washington Post
Upon further questioning, the survey source revealed that respondents were predominantly Millennials and mostly re-ordering or completing saved carts, initiated presumably from other devices.Presidential pollsters got it wrong, what are the implications for consumer research? | Greg Sterling | November 6, 2020 | Search Engine Land
State records show that the number of completed evictions has fallen during the pandemic but that landlords still initiate thousands of new cases every week despite the bans.Management company owned by Jared Kushner files to evict hundreds of families as moratoriums expire | Jonathan O'Connell, Aaron Gregg, Anu Narayanswamy | November 5, 2020 | Washington Post
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 | THE 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 | THE 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 | THE DAILY BEAST
The policy thus initiated found final expression in the famous Proclamation of 1763, in the early months of Grenville's ministry.The Eve of the Revolution | Carl Becker
Wait until you have been really initiated into intellectual Bohemia—the clever young newspaper men and budding authors.Ancestors | Gertrude Atherton
In fact, had I not been exceptionally 356 prudent and calm, action would have been already initiated.The Life of Mazzini | Bolton King
She has initiated a system of public schools and founded a college which in the course of half a century becomes a university.A short history of Rhode Island | George Washington Greene
The boys are initiated into the ranks of the “men and warriors” when they reach the age of about seventeen.The Adventures of Louis de Rougemont | Louis de Rougemont