verb (used with object), in·i·ti·at·ed, in·i·ti·at·ing.
Origin of initiate
Synonyms for initiate
Antonyms for initiate
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Contemporary Examples of reinitiated
They reconciled, but Fiore had reinitiated contact with an old boyfriend.The Model-Killer's Accomplice?
August 25, 2009
verb (ɪˈnɪʃɪˌeɪt) (tr)
adjective (ɪˈnɪʃɪɪt, -ˌeɪt)
noun (ɪˈnɪʃɪɪt, -ˌeɪt)
Word Origin for initiate
"one who has been initiated," 1811, from past participle adjective initiate (c.1600); see initiate (v.).
c.1600, "introduce to some practice or system," also "begin, set going," from Latin initiatus, past participle of initiare "to begin, originate," from initium "beginning" (see initial). In some senses a back-formation from initiation. Related: Initiated; initiates; initiating; initiator.