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.
novice, beginner, tyro, tiro, initiatenoun
someone new to a field or activity
initiate, learned person, pundit, savantnoun
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, startverb
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, initiateverb
set in motion, start an event or prepare the way for
"Hitler's attack on Poland led up to World War II"
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How to use initiate in a sentence?
As soon as they develop fever and become sick, if you get them into isolation they will not initiate another chain of transmission, this is part of the end-game of Ebola, it is trying to monitor those contacts.
I have instructed the minister of finance to initiate formal financial discussions with Kinder Morgan, the result of which will be to remove the uncertainty overhanging the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project, construction will go ahead.
We will initiate a drilling campaign at the end of 2016 or the start of 2017, the essential goal of the new drilling campaign is at least two deep wells. There could be three. If there is a discovery there certainly will be more than two.
I'm deeply concerned about the availability of menthol-flavored cigarettes, i believe these menthol-flavored products represent one of the most common and pernicious routes by which kids initiate on combustible cigarettes.
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.
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- عضو جديدArabic
- alku, käynnistää, aloittaa, johdattaa, tulokas, opastaa, vihkiäFinnish
- commencer, initié, démarrer, initierFrench
- novizio, iniziatoItalian
- 取り掛かる, 開始する, 始めるJapanese
- beginnen, initiëren, beginner, starten, ingewijde, aanvangenDutch
- شروع کریںUrdu
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