HyperDic: initiate

English > 8 senses of the word initiate:
VERBcreationinitiate, originate, startbring into being
creationinitiate, pioneertake the lead or initiative in
socialinitiate, inductaccept people into an exclusive society or group, usually with some rite
communicationinitiate, broachbring up a topic for discussion
changeinitiate, lead upset in motion, start an event or prepare the way for
NOUNperson initiate, novice, beginner, tyro, tirosomeone new to a field / field or activity
person initiate, learned person, pundit, savantsomeone who has been admitted to membership in a scholarly field
groupinitiate, enlightenedpeople who have been introduced to the mysteries of some field or activity
initiate > pronunciation
Soundsihnih'shiyey.t
Rhymesabate ... welterweight: 559 rhymes with eyt...
English > initiate: 8 senses > noun 1, person
Meaningsomeone new to a field / field or activity.
Synonymsnovice, beginner, tyro, tiro
NarrowerabecedarianA novice learning the rudiments of some subject
apprentice, learner, prenticeWorks for an expert to learn a trade / trade
cub, greenhorn, rookieAn awkward and inexperienced youth
landlubber, lubber, landsmanAn inexperienced sailor
newcomer, fledgling, fledgeling, starter, neophyte, freshman, newbie, entrantAny new participant in some activity
tenderfootAn inexperienced person (especially someone inexperienced in outdoor living)
traineesomeone who is being trained
Broaderunskilled personA person who lacks technical training
Spanishiniciado, novato, novicio, primerizo, principiante, tiro
Catalannovençà, novici, principiant
Verbsinitiateaccept people into an exclusive society or group, usually with some rite
English > initiate: 8 senses > noun 2, person
Meaningsomeone who has been admitted to membership in a scholarly field.
Synonymslearned person, pundit, savant
NarrowerpolymathA person of great and varied learning
Broaderscholar, scholarly person, bookman, studentA learned person (especially in the humanities)
Spanisherudito, pandit, sabio
Catalanerudit, savi
Verbsinitiateaccept people into an exclusive society or group, usually with some rite
English > initiate: 8 senses > noun 3, group
MeaningPeople who have been introduced to the mysteries of some field or activity.
Example"it is very familiar to the initiate"
Synonymenlightened
Broaderpeople(plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively
OppositeuninitiatePeople who have not been introduced to the mysteries of some field or activity
Verbsinitiateaccept people into an exclusive society or group, usually with some rite
English > initiate: 8 senses > verb 1, creation
MeaningBring into being.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"He initiated a new program"
Synonymsoriginate, start
Narrowergo back, date back, date frombelong to an earlier time
lead up, initiateset in motion, start an event or prepare the way for
setapply or start
Broadermake, createmake or cause to be or to become
Spanishcomenzar, empezar, estrenar, incoar, iniciar, originar
Catalancomençar, estrenar, incoar, iniciar, originar
Adjectivesinitiative, initiatoryserving to set in motion
Nounsinitiationthe act of starting something for the first time
initiationan act that sets in motion some course of events
English > initiate: 8 senses > verb 2, creation
MeaningTake the lead or initiative in; participate in the development of.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonympioneer
Narrowerestablish, found, plant, constitute, instituteSet up or lay the groundwork for
introduce, innovateBring something new to an environment / environment
mountput up or launch
organize, organise, prepare, devise, get up, machinateArrange by systematic planning and united effort
stage, arrangeplan, organize, and carry out (an event)
strike upBegin
trip, actuate, trigger, activate, set off, spark off, spark, trigger off, touch offput in motion or move to act
undertake, set about, attemptEnter upon an activity or enterprise
Broadercause, do, makegive rise to
Spanishdar inicio, incoar, iniciar, innovar, originar
Catalandonar començament, emprendre, incoar, iniciar, innovar, originar, prendre la iniciativa
Nounsinitiationthe act of starting something for the first time
initiatora person who initiates a course of action
English > initiate: 8 senses > verb 3, social
MeaningAccept people into an exclusive society or group, usually with some rite.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Somebody ----s somebody PP
Example"African men are initiated when they reach puberty"
Synonyminduct
Broaderadmit, let in, includeAllow participation in or the right to be part of
Spanishiniciar, investir
Catalaniniciar, investir
Nounsinitiatepeople who have been introduced to the mysteries of some field or activity
initiatesomeone who has been admitted to membership in a scholarly field
initiatesomeone new to a field / field or activity
initiationa formal entry into an organization or position or office
English > initiate: 8 senses > verb 4, communication
MeaningBring up a topic for discussion.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymbroach
Narrowercover, treat, handle, plow, deal, addressAct on verbally or in some form of artistic expression
Broaderhash out, discuss, talk overspeak with others about (something)
Spanishiniciar, plantear
English > initiate: 8 senses > verb 5, change
Meaningset in motion, start an event or prepare the way for.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymlead up
Broaderoriginate, initiate, startBring into being
Spanishconducir, incoar, iniciar, llevar, originar
Catalanconduir a, incoar, iniciar, originar, portar a
Adjectivesinitiativeserving to set in motion
Nounsinitiationan act that sets in motion some course of events

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