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1. initiative

noun. ['ˌɪˈnɪʃətɪv, ˌɪˈnɪʃjətɪv'] readiness to embark on bold new ventures.

Synonyms

  • enterprisingness
  • enterprise
  • go-ahead

Antonyms

  • go off
  • disadvantage
  • refrain
  • leave office

Etymology

  • initiative (French)

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Words that Rhyme with Initiative

  • alternative
  • captive
  • causative
  • causative
  • cognitive
  • collaborative
  • collaborative
  • collective
  • combative
  • commemorative
  • commemorative
  • communicative
  • comparative
  • conductive
  • congestive
  • connective
  • constructive
  • consultative
  • contemplative
  • contraceptive

How to spell initiative? Is it linitiative? Or initative? Common misspellings are:

  • linitiative
  • initative

Example sentences of the word initiative


1. Noun, singular or mass
One of its regulations is known as the FirstLook initiative.

2. Adjective
It's essential that you take initiative to follow-up with the interviewer.

Quotes containing the word initiative


1. Success depends in a very large measure upon individual initiative and exertion, and cannot be achieved except by a dint of hard work.
- Anna Pavlova

2. Success comes from taking the initiative and following up... persisting... eloquently expressing the depth of your love. What simple action could you take today to produce a new momentum toward success in your life?
- Tony Robbins

3. I feel that we should stop wasting our time trying to please the supernatural and concentrate on improving the welfare of human beings. I think that, uh, we should use our energy and our initiative to solve our problems, and stop relying on prayer and wishful thinking. If we have faith in ourselves, we won't have to have faith in gods.
- Ruth Hurmence Green

2. initiative

noun. ['ˌɪˈnɪʃətɪv, ˌɪˈnɪʃjətɪv'] the first of a series of actions.

Synonyms

  • first step
  • opening move
  • commencement
  • curtain raiser
  • first base
  • peace initiative
  • start
  • opening

Antonyms

  • death
  • arrive
  • stop
  • close

Etymology

  • initiative (French)

3. initiative

adjective. ['ˌɪˈnɪʃətɪv, ˌɪˈnɪʃjətɪv'] serving to set in motion.

Synonyms

  • maiden
  • initiatory
  • first
  • opening

Antonyms

  • deactivation
  • ending
  • middle
  • end

Etymology

  • initiative (French)
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