novice, beginner, tyro, tiro, initiate(noun)
someone new to a field or activity
initiate, learned person, pundit, savant(noun)
someone who has been admitted to membership in a scholarly field
people who have been introduced to the mysteries of some field or activity
"it is very familiar to the initiate"
originate, initiate, start(verb)
bring into being
"He initiated a new program"; "Start a foundation"
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
take the lead or initiative in; participate in the development of
"This South African surgeon pioneered heart transplants"
accept people into an exclusive society or group, usually with some rite
"African men are initiated when they reach puberty"
bring up a topic for discussion
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"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
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How to use initiate in a sentence?
You initiate conflict to seek and obtain attention; kindness and love will deliver more significant returns than one can hold.
When the wiretaps are done without control, they are not irrefutable, nisman took it upon himself to initiate an investigation without judicial control.
Sperm DNA from obese or marijuana-exposed animal models and men demonstrate alterations that are transferred to the progeny and can result in increased risk for cancer, effects on behavior, birth defects and overall long-term health repercussions, men need to appreciate that their lifestyle behaviors may not only affect their ability to initiate a healthy pregnancy but, just as importantly, affect the future well-being of their child -- something that has clear lifelong repercussions and that should be seriously considered prior to initialing fatherhood.
We call on all external parties, to include Russia, Turkey, and the UAE, to respect Libyan sovereignty and immediately cease all military intervention in Libya, we call on Turkey and Russia to immediately initiate the withdrawal of their forces from the country and the removal of the foreign mercenaries and military proxies that they have recruited, financed, deployed, and supported in Libya.
The Public Integrity Section of the Criminal Division reviewed this matter and determined that there was not a sufficient basis to initiate a criminal investigation.
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- عضو جديدArabic
- alku, aloittaa, johdattaa, opastaa, tulokas, vihkiä, käynnistääFinnish
- commencer, démarrer, initier, initiéFrench
- iniziato, novizioItalian
- 開始する, 取り掛かる, 始めるJapanese
- beginnen, aanvangen, ingewijde, starten, initiëren, beginnerDutch
- شروع کریںUrdu
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