Synonyms for initiate
ɪˈnɪʃ iˌeɪt; -ɪt, -ˌeɪtini·ti·ate
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English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes
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.
Princeton's WordNet2.7 / 3 votes
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"
Dictionary of English Synonymes1.0 / 1 vote
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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.
When the wiretaps are done without control, they are not irrefutable, nisman took it upon himself to initiate an investigation without judicial control.
After the agreements are made, China will share intelligence with the U.S. and Australia, which will also offer information to their enforcement agencies to conduct further investigations, once law enforcement officers in the U.S. and Australia identify illegal funds, they will immediately initiate judicial procedures to freeze and confiscate those criminal proceeds in their countries.
Does a poet create, originate, initiate the thing called a poem, or is his behavior merely the product of his genetic and environmental histories?
We are thrilled for Chelsea that the government has finally agreed to initiate hormone therapy as part of her treatment plan, this is an important first step in Chelsea's treatment regimen and one that is in line with the recommendations of all of her doctors and the basic requirements of the Eighth Amendment.
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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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