verb (used with object), in·i·ti·at·ed, in·i·ti·at·ing.
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Origin of initiate
SYNONYMS FOR initiate
synonym study for initiate
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The idea that January 1st initiates a period of new beginning is not a flash of Hallmark brilliance.
In 1983, Gaddafi initiates work on the Great Manmade River, a network of wells and pipelines for water.
There must have been literally hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of initiates, across the millennium of classical history.
Mr. Browning initiates his final inquiry by declaring that he will accept only the testimony of fact.A Handbook to the Works of Browning (6th ed.)|Mrs. Sutherland Orr
This remains a mystery, not only to the outside world but to the "initiates" themselves.Secret Societies And Subversive Movements|Nesta H. Webster
The nurse and the priest are initiates of the same knowledge.Different Girls|Various
His work satisfies him, and every new detail he perfects, every novelty he initiates, vouchsafes him a powerful ego gratification.Psychoanalysis|Andr Tridon
Letters, numbers, astrology, geography and all branches of science were secrets known only to initiates.Woman, Church & State|Matilda Joslyn Gage