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initiate

 
Noun initiate has 3 senses
  1. novice, beginner, tyro, tiro, initiate - someone new to a field or activity
    --1 is a kind of unskilled person
    --1 has particulars:
     abecedarian; apprentice, learner, prentice; cub, greenhorn, rookie; landlubber, lubber, landsman; newcomer, fledgling, fledgeling, starter, neophyte, freshman, newbie, entrant; tenderfoot; trainee
    Derived form: verb initiate3
  2. initiate, learned person, pundit, savant - someone who has been admitted to membership in a scholarly field
    --2 is a kind of scholar, scholarly person, student
    --2 has particulars: polymath
    Derived form: verb initiate3
  3. initiate, enlightened - people who have been introduced to the mysteries of some field or activity; "it is very familiar to the initiate"
    --3 is a kind of people
    Antonyms: uninitiate
    Derived form: verb initiate3
Verb initiate has 5 senses
  1. originate, initiate, start - bring into being; "He initiated a new program"; "Start a foundation"
    --1 is one way to make, create
    Derived forms: noun initiation4, noun initiation2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  2. initiate, pioneer - take the lead or initiative in; participate in the development of; "This South African surgeon pioneered heart transplants"
    --2 is one way to cause, do, make
    Derived forms: noun initiation2, noun initiator1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  3. initiate, induct - accept young people into society, usually with some rite; "African men are initiated when they reach puberty"
    --3 is one way to admit, let in, include
    Derived forms: noun initiate1, noun initiate2, noun initiate3, noun initiation1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Somebody ----s somebody PP
  4. broach, initiate - bring up a topic for discussion
    --4 is one way to hash out, discuss, talk over
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  5. lead up, initiate - prepare the way for; "Hitler's attack on Poland led up to World War Two"
    --5 is one way to originate, initiate, start
    Derived form: noun initiation4
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something
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