verb (used with object), in·i·ti·at·ed, in·i·ti·at·ing.
Origin of initiate
SYNONYMS FOR initiate
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The core of the bomb consisted of two hemispheres of plutonium, (Pu-239), and an initiator.Trinity [Atomic Test] Site|The National Atomic Museum
I do not know who was the initiator of the movement or in what country it was first apparent.The Alps|Martin Conway
At the great exhibition at Paris one saw both master and scholars; or it would be better to say, the initiator and the imitators.
We have already, in the course of our survey of Giorgione's pictures, noted the points wherein he was an initiator.Giorgione|Herbert Cook
I hope history will not credit Mr. Lincoln with being the initiator.Diary from March 4, 1861, to November 12, 1862|Adam Gurowski