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Synonyms for initiative
ɪˈnɪʃ i ə tɪv, ɪˈnɪʃ ə-ini·tia·tive

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  1. initiativenoun


  2. initiativenoun

    In which voter initiatives can be brought to the ballot.


  3. initiativenoun

    An issue to be voted on, brought to the ballot by a sufficient number of signatures from among the voting public.

    direct initiative

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. initiative

    start, leadership, commencement, example

    wake, rear, prosecution, termination

Princeton's WordNet

  1. enterprise, enterprisingness, initiative, go-aheadnoun

    readiness to embark on bold new ventures

    opening move, endeavour, endeavor, go-ahead, enterprisingness, opening, first step, green light, enterprise


  2. first step, initiative, opening move, openingadjective

    the first of a series of actions

    possibility, opening move, opening night, chess opening, curtain raising, go-ahead, hatchway, scuttle, opening, enterprisingness, gap, first step, orifice, enterprise, possible action, porta


  3. inaugural, initiative, initiatory, first, maidenadjective

    serving to set in motion

    "the magazine's inaugural issue"; "the initiative phase in the negotiations"; "an initiatory step toward a treaty"; "his first (or maiden) speech in Congress"; "the liner's maiden voyage"

    initiatory, maiden, inaugural, foremost, first, beginning(a), world-class


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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. initiativeadjective

    inceptive, initiatory

  2. initiativenoun

    beginning, first step

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  1. Eric Schmitt:

    Unfortunately, the Biden DOJ has used this lawsuit as a pretext for them to pull the plug on our successful and innovative federal-state crime-fighting partnership, the Safer Streets Initiative, since I launched the Safer Streets Initiative in 2019, we’ve filed over 650 charges against nearly 390 defendants with a conviction rate of roughly 98%. My Office has fought to continue the initiative, but this initiative has been suspended solely because of the Biden Administration’s actions.

  2. Bruce Tobin:

    We announced at the Rio Tinto results presentation in February that we would be embarking on a further round of measures to free up cash and reduce working capital, this initiative is designed to preserve and maintain jobs and suppliers in a tough global environment for commodities.

  3. Evan Ryan:

    One of the U.S. Government’s highest priorities is preventing and challenging violent extremism, and we realize we cannot do this alone, we need civil society, in particular students like those involved in this initiative.

  4. Chahee Lee Stanfield:

    This is not a political matter, this is a humanitarian issue. We would like to see the U.S. government take an initiative in opening up a dialogue with North Korea. And North Korea might respond.

  5. Executive Director Sam Rivera:

    I believe they’re going to land in the right place here and we’ll be able to, together, really expand on this health initiative that’s saving lives every day.

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