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1. initiate

verb. ['ˌɪˈnɪʃiːˌeɪt'] bring into being.

Synonyms

  • lead up
  • set
  • make
  • create
  • originate
  • date from
  • start
  • go back

Antonyms

  • absorb
  • worst
  • inactivity
  • best

Etymology

  • initiatus (Latin)

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Rhymes with Initiate

  • officiate

How do you spell initiate? Is it initate ?

A common misspelling of initiate is initate

Sentences with initiate


1. Verb, base form
Before the court can act, you must initiate a lawsuit against your husband.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Short deadlines are known to create a sense of urgency and initiate serious buyers to make a move.

Quotes about initiate


1. The first step is the most important. It is the most crucial and the most effective as it will initiate the direction you have chosen.
- Steve Backley, The Champion in all of Us: 12 Rules for Success

2. It's very simple. Liars initiate, haters carry forward, fools spread, idiots believe and mindful void.
- Aditya Ajmera

2. initiate

verb. ['ˌɪˈnɪʃiːˌeɪt'] take the lead or initiative in; participate in the development of.

Synonyms

  • introduce
  • trip
  • institute
  • set about
  • found
  • machinate
  • pioneer
  • organize
  • activate
  • set off
  • constitute
  • spark
  • organise
  • attempt
  • stage
  • trigger
  • devise
  • undertake
  • spark off
  • innovate
  • get up
  • do
  • plant
  • strike up
  • touch off
  • make
  • prepare
  • actuate
  • mount
  • trigger off
  • cause
  • arrange

Antonyms

  • refuse
  • fall
  • lower
  • underdress

Etymology

  • initiatus (Latin)

3. initiate

verb. ['ˌɪˈnɪʃiːˌeɪt'] accept people into an exclusive society or group, usually with some rite.

Synonyms

  • induct
  • let in
  • admit

Antonyms

  • dress down
  • undress
  • sit down
  • lie down

Etymology

  • initiatus (Latin)

4. initiate

noun. ['ˌɪˈnɪʃiːˌeɪt'] someone who has been admitted to membership in a scholarly field.

Synonyms

  • scholarly person
  • pundit
  • bookman
  • polymath
  • learned person
  • savant
  • scholar

Antonyms

  • close
  • abolish
  • unplug
  • detach

Etymology

  • initiatus (Latin)

5. initiate

noun. ['ˌɪˈnɪʃiːˌeɪt'] someone new to a field or activity.

Synonyms

  • freshman
  • landlubber
  • beginner
  • fledgling
  • prentice
  • cub
  • newbie
  • greenhorn
  • starter
  • learner
  • tiro
  • trainee
  • lubber
  • novice
  • unskilled person
  • tyro
  • fledgeling
  • apprentice
  • entrant
  • tenderfoot
  • landsman
  • abecedarian
  • rookie
  • neophyte

Antonyms

  • end
  • stand still
  • ride
  • avoid

Etymology

  • initiatus (Latin)

6. initiate

noun. ['ˌɪˈnɪʃiːˌeɪt'] people who have been introduced to the mysteries of some field or activity.

Synonyms

  • enlightened

Antonyms

  • negate
  • disprove

Etymology

  • initiatus (Latin)

7. initiate

verb. ['ˌɪˈnɪʃiːˌeɪt'] set in motion, start an event or prepare the way for.

Synonyms

  • start
  • originate

Antonyms

  • lost
  • disorganise
  • disorganize

Etymology

  • initiatus (Latin)

8. initiate

verb. ['ˌɪˈnɪʃiːˌeɪt'] bring up a topic for discussion.

Synonyms

  • treat
  • address
  • cover
  • discuss
  • plow
  • deal
  • handle
  • hash out
  • broach

Antonyms

  • inactivate
  • arrive
  • background
  • play down

Etymology

  • initiatus (Latin)
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