HyperDic: initiative

English > 3 senses of the word initiative:
NOUNattributeinitiative, enterprise, enterprisingness, go-aheadreadiness to embark on bold new ventures
actinitiative, first step, opening move, openingthe first of a series of actions
ADJECTIVEallinitiative, inaugural, initiatory, first, maidenserving to set in motion
initiative > pronunciation
Soundsihnih'shahtihv; ihnih'shyahtihv
Rhymesabortive ... vituperative: 304 rhymes with ihv...
English > initiative: 3 senses > adjective 1
MeaningServing to set in motion.
Example "the initiative phase in the negotiations"
Synonymsinaugural, initiatory, first, maiden
BroaderopeningFirst or beginning
Spanishinaugural, iniciador, iniciativo, primer, primero
Catalaninaugural, iniciador, primer, virginal
Verbsinitiateset in motion, start an event or prepare the way for
initiatebring into being
English > initiative: 3 senses > noun 1, attribute
Meaningreadiness to embark on bold new ventures.
Synonymsenterprise, enterprisingness, go-ahead
BroaderdriveThe trait of being highly motivated
Spanishempresa, empuje, iniciativa
Catalandevantera, iniciativa
English > initiative: 3 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe first of a series of actions.
Synonymsfirst step, opening move, opening
Narrowercurtain raiserAny preliminary activity
first baseThe initial stage / stage in accomplishing something
peace initiativeopening move in negotiating a peace treaty
Broaderbeginning, start, commencementThe act of starting something
Spanishiniciativa, primer paso
Catalaniniciativa, primer pas

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