verb (used with object), in·i·ti·at·ed, in·i·ti·at·ing.
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It did not prove that Roosevelt was initiating an inevitable alliance against Nazism.Blood and War: The Hard Truth About ‘Boots on the Ground’|Clive Irving|September 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Also left unsaid by Wise: Goodell was not initiating a law enforcement investigation.
She easily speaks what she thinks and not with the intention of initiating a fight with someone or playing games.Game of Thrones’ Sibel Kekilli Discusses Shae’s Treachery at the Trial of Tyrion Lannister|Marlow Stern|May 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Kerry is correct when he argues that Israel should be rewarded for initiating final status negotiations with the Palestinians.Kerry Is Wrong to Pressure E.U. to Ease Up on West Bank Settlements|Aaron Magid|September 11, 2013|DAILY BEAST
They just have to vote for initiating the disapproval resolution process.
He condemns our statesmen for even now not initiating conscription, and making every unmarried man serve.The Incomparable 29th and the "River Clyde"|George Davidson
In initiating them into the mysteries of French cookery my sister was of great service.Freeland|Theodor Hertzka
They were active in every phase of life, hunting with men, taking part in and causing duels, intriguing and initiating intrigues.Women of Modern France (Illustrated)|Hugo Paul Thieme (1870-1940)
Caring communicated through authentic presence is the initiating and sustaining medium of nursing within the nursing situation.Nursing as Caring|Anne Boykin
But Trask understood that Doc was initiating them into the mysteries of smelting out gold from sand.Isle o' Dreams|Frederick F. Moore