initiate synonyms

Here's a list of possible synonyms and antonyms for the term initiate:


Princeton's WordNet

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

    someone new to a field or activity

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

    Antonyms:
    uninitiate

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

    someone who has been admitted to membership in a scholarly field

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

    Antonyms:
    uninitiate

  3. initiate, enlightened(verb)

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

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

    Antonyms:
    uninitiate

  4. originate, initiate, start(verb)

    bring into being

    Synonyms:
    start, initiate, 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

    Antonyms:
    uninitiate

  5. initiate, pioneer(verb)

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

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

    Antonyms:
    uninitiate

  6. initiate, induct(verb)

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

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

    Antonyms:
    uninitiate

  7. broach, initiate(verb)

    bring up a topic for discussion

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

    Antonyms:
    uninitiate

  8. lead up, initiate(verb)

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

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

    Antonyms:
    uninitiate

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. initiate(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    introduce, give entrance to

  2. initiate(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    indoctrinate, instruct, teach

  3. initiate(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    begin, commence, inaugurate, enter upon

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

start, launch, begin, undertake, commence, engage, initiating, embark, launching, open, trigger, hire, boot, starting, lancer, xlstart



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