HyperDic: initiation

English > 4 senses of the word initiation:
NOUNeventinitiation, induction, installationa formal entry into an organization or position or office
actinitiation, founding, foundation, institution, origination, creation, innovation, introduction, instaurationthe act of starting something for the first time
attributeinitiation, knowledgeability, knowledgeablenesswisdom as evidenced by the possession of knowledge
actinitiation, trigger, inductionan act that sets in motion some course of events
initiation > pronunciation
Soundsihnih.shiyey'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > initiation: 4 senses > noun 1, event
MeaningA formal entry into an organization or position or office.
Example"his initiation into the club"
Synonymsinduction, installation
Narrowerbar mitzvah(Judaism) an initiation ceremony marking the 13th birthday of a Jewish boy and signifying the beginning of religious responsibility
bat mitzvah, bath mitzvah, bas mitzvah(Judaism) an initiation ceremony marking the 12th birthday of a Jewish girl and signifying the beginning of religious responsibility
coronation, enthronement, enthronization, enthronisation, investitureThe ceremony of installing a new monarch
inauguration, inauguralThe ceremonial induction into a position
Broaderceremony, ceremonial, ceremonial occasion, observanceA formal event performed on a special occasion
Spanishiniciación
Catalancerimònia d'iniciació, iniciació
Verbsinitiateaccept people into an exclusive society or group, usually with some rite
English > initiation: 4 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe act of starting something for the first time; introducing something new.
Example"she looked forward to her initiation as an adult"
Synonymsfounding, foundation, institution, origination, creation, innovation, introduction, instauration
Narrowerauthorship, paternityThe act of initiating a new idea or theory or writing
Broaderbeginning, start, commencementThe act of starting something
Spanishcreación, fundación, iniciación, inicio, instauración, institución, introducción
Catalancreació, fundació, instauració, institució, introducció
Verbsinitiatetake the lead or initiative in
initiatebring into being
English > initiation: 4 senses > noun 3, attribute
Meaningwisdom as evidenced by the possession of knowledge.
Example "his dullness was due to lack of initiation"
Synonymsknowledgeability, knowledgeableness
Broaderwisdom, wisenessThe trait of utilizing knowledge and experience with common sense and insight
Spanishsaber, sabiduría, sapiencia
Catalansaber, sapiència, saviesa
English > initiation: 4 senses > noun 4, act
MeaningAn act that sets in motion some course of events.
Synonymstrigger, induction
Narrowerfomentation, instigationDeliberate and intentional triggering (of trouble or discord)
Broadercausing, causationThe act of causing something to happen / happen
Spanishdesencadenamiento, inducción, iniciación
Catalandesencadenament, inducció, iniciació
Verbsinitiateset in motion, start an event or prepare the way for
initiatebring into being

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