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Synonyms for initiate
ɪˈnɪʃ iˌeɪt; -ɪt, -ˌeɪtini·ti·ate

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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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. novice, beginner, tyro, tiro, initiatenoun

    someone new to a field or activity

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

    Antonyms:
    uninitiate

  2. initiate, learned person, pundit, savantnoun

    someone who has been admitted to membership in a scholarly field

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

    Antonyms:
    uninitiate

  3. initiate, enlightenedverb

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

    "it is very familiar to the initiate"

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

    Antonyms:
    uninitiate

  4. originate, initiate, startverb

    bring into being

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

    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

    Antonyms:
    uninitiate

  5. initiate, pioneerverb

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

    "This South African surgeon pioneered heart transplants"

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

    Antonyms:
    uninitiate

  6. initiate, inductverb

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

    "African men are initiated when they reach puberty"

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

    Antonyms:
    uninitiate

  7. broach, initiateverb

    bring up a topic for discussion

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

    Antonyms:
    uninitiate

  8. 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"

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

    Antonyms:
    uninitiate

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. initiateverb

    Synonyms:
    introduce, give entrance to

  2. initiateverb

    Synonyms:
    indoctrinate, instruct, teach

  3. initiateverb

    Synonyms:
    begin, commence, inaugurate, enter upon

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How to use initiate in a sentence?

  1. Bruce Aylward:

    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.

  2. Justin Trudeau:

    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.

  3. Osvaldo Lopez:

    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.

  4. Commissioner Gottlieb:

    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.

  5. 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.


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