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Synonyms for initial
ɪˈnɪʃ əlini·tial

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  1. initialadjective

    incipient, opening


  2. initialadjective

    To sign one's initial(s), as an abbreviated signature.

    Please initial each page and sign the contract in full at the bottom.

    opening, incipient


  3. initialnoun

    In plural, the first letter of each word of a person's full name considered as a unit

    You can get your initials printed at the top.

    incipient, opening


  4. initialnoun

    drop cap, versal

Princeton's WordNet

  1. initialadjective

    the first letter of a word (especially a person's name)

    "he refused to put the initials FRS after his name"


  2. initialverb

    occurring at the beginning

    "took the initial step toward reconciliation"


  3. initialverb

    mark with one's initials


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  1. initialadjective

    first, at the beginning, at the head

  2. initialadjective

    incipient, commencing, beginning, in the first stages

  3. initialnoun

    first letter (of a name)

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  1. Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin:

    I am aware of the questions my colleagues and many parents are asking and frankly I share their concerns about the skyrocketing prices of prescription drugs, today I heard Mylan’s initial response, and I am sure Mylan will have a more comprehensive and formal response to those questions.

  2. Prince Mohammed:

    We restructured the fund. We included new assets in the fund, Aramco and other assets, and we fixed the problems of the current assets that the public investment fund owns, both in terms of companies and other projects, initial data say the fund will have control over more than 10 percent of global investment capacity.

  3. Brian Nick:

    It's tough to call the jobs report, which is what everybody was waiting for, anything but a complete calamity, but relative to expectations you can see some silver linings in there, except for the initial panic in the month of March, in general the markets are ignoring economic data for the most part and are looking more at data related to COVID-19.

  4. Jimmy Hill:

    Although initial reports indicated that he was killed in a breadline, The State Department informed us that his death was from a Russian bomb. Jimmy was in a civilian area of the city near the Chernihiv hospital. The State Department has not yet contacted the family to let us know the specifics.

  5. People Editor-in-Chief Dan Wakeford:

    We're considering everyone to begin with, we send calls out to consumers and focus groups, working out who people find sexy. There's a lot of people on that initial research.

Translations for initial

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  • أول, إنسيالArabic
  • inicials, inicial, obertura, caplletraCatalan, Valencian
  • počáteční, výchozíCzech
  • erster, Initiale, anfänglich, Anfangsbuchstabe, ursprünglich, InitialGerman
  • αρχικόςGreek
  • inicialSpanish
  • alkukirjain, varhainen, esi-, alustava, nimikirjaimet, alkuperäinen, alku-, anfangi, nimikirjaimilla, ensimmäinenFinnish
  • première lettre, initial, initiale, parapher, lettrineFrench
  • túslitirIrish
  • tùsailScottish Gaelic
  • प्रारंभिकHindi
  • սկզբնատառArmenian
  • inizialeItalian
  • 声母, 始め, 最初, イニシャル, 初期Japanese
  • ಆರಂಭಿಕKannada
  • 聲母, 성모Korean
  • initialLatin
  • beginletter, initiaal, voorletter, paraferenDutch
  • førsteNorwegian
  • inicjałPolish
  • inicial, inicialmentePortuguese
  • iniţialăRomanian
  • парафировать, инициаль, первый, буквица, исходный, первоначальный, первичный, начальный, оригинальный, начальная буква, инициалRussian
  • inicijal, иницијалSerbo-Croatian
  • initialSwedish
  • ஆரம்பTamil
  • แรกเริ่มThai
  • ilkTurkish
  • 聲母, thanh mẫuVietnamese
  • ערשטYiddish
  • 初始Chinese

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