What are some opposite words for initiate?

Antonyms for initiate
ɪˈnɪʃ iˌeɪt; -ɪt, -ˌeɪt

This page is about all possible antonyms and opposite words for the term initiate.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. novice, beginner, tyro, tiro, initiate(noun)

    someone new to a field or activity

    Antonyms:
    uninitiate

    Synonyms:
    savant, pundit, father, founding father, founder, learned person, novice, enlightened, novitiate, beginner, tyro, tiro

  2. initiate, learned person, pundit, savant(noun)

    someone who has been admitted to membership in a scholarly field

    Antonyms:
    uninitiate

    Synonyms:
    pundit, learned person, novice, enlightened, savant, beginner, tyro, tiro

  3. initiate, enlightened(verb)

    people who have been introduced to the mysteries of some field or activity

    "it is very familiar to the initiate"

    Antonyms:
    uninitiate

    Synonyms:
    pundit, learned person, novice, enlightened, savant, beginner, tyro, tiro

  4. originate, initiate, start(verb)

    bring into being

    "He initiated a new program"; "Start a foundation"

    Antonyms:
    uninitiate

    Synonyms:
    start, rise, get, broach, get going, develop, uprise, commence, get down, take off, induct, bulge, embark on, part, arise, spring up, grow, originate, pop out, go, depart, lead off, set off, startle, start up, bug out, begin, jump, bulge out, set about, pop, start out, set forth, lead up, protrude, come out, take up, pioneer, set out

  5. initiate, pioneer(verb)

    take the lead or initiative in; participate in the development of

    "This South African surgeon pioneered heart transplants"

    Antonyms:
    uninitiate

    Synonyms:
    induct, originate, open up, broach, lead up, start, pioneer

  6. initiate, induct(verb)

    accept people into an exclusive society or group, usually with some rite

    "African men are initiated when they reach puberty"

    Antonyms:
    uninitiate

    Synonyms:
    invest, induce, seat, induct, originate, broach, lead up, start, pioneer

  7. broach, initiate(verb)

    bring up a topic for discussion

    Antonyms:
    uninitiate

    Synonyms:
    pioneer, lead up, broach, start, originate, induct

  8. lead up, initiate(verb)

    set in motion, start an event or prepare the way for

    "Hitler's attack on Poland led up to World War II"

    Antonyms:
    uninitiate

    Synonyms:
    pioneer, lead up, broach, start, originate, induct

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. initiate

    To teach is simply to communicate knowledge; to instruct (originally, to build in or into, put in order) is to impart knowledge with special method and completeness; instruct has also an authoritative sense nearly equivalent to command. To educate is to draw out or develop harmoniously the mental powers, and, in the fullest sense, the moral powers as well. To train is to direct to a certain result powers already existing. Train is used in preference to educate when the reference is to the inferior animals or to the physical powers of man; as, to train a horse; to train the hand or eye. To discipline is to bring into habitual and complete subjection to authority; discipline is a severe word, and is often used as a euphemism for punish; to be thoroughly effective in war, soldiers must be disciplined as well as trained. To nurture is to furnish the care and sustenance necessary for physical, mental, and moral growth; nurture is a more tender and homelike word than educate. Compare EDUCATION.

    Synonyms:
    discipline, drill, educate, enlighten, give instruction, give lessons, inculcate, indoctrinate, inform, instill, instruct, nurture, school, teach, train, tutor

Editors Contribution

  1. terminate

    opposite of start

    though the physician initiated the conversation, it was terminated by the patient quickly.

    Submitted by acronimous on May 30, 2017  

How to use initiate in a sentence?

  1. Judicial Watch:

    President Trump ought to be outraged his appointees are protecting Hillary Clinton, the State Department should initiate action with the Justice Department — and both agencies should finally take the necessary steps to recover all the government emails Hillary Clinton unlawfully removed.

  2. Daniel Ho:

    Other studies have also shown that adolescent e-cigarette users are more likely to initiate cigarette smoking than non-users, one in two smokers will be killed by tobacco ; two in three if started from a young age.

  3. Ahmad Chatila:

    Our decision to initiate a court-supervised restructuring was a difficult but important step to address our immediate liquidity issues.

  4. Giuseppe Mazzini:

    Insurrection: Insurrection as soon as circumstances allow: insurrection, strenuous, ubiquitous: the insurrection of the masses: the holy war of the oppressed: the republic to make republicans: the people in action to initiate progress. Let the insurrection announce with its awful voice the decrees of God: let it clear and level the ground on which its own immortal structure shall be raised. Let it, like the Nile, flood all the country that it is destined to make fertile.

  5. Hemal Shroff:

    Governments should support or initiate social programs that encourage people to appreciate diversity in skin color and not make simple connections between being fair and being beautiful and successful.

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