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Definitions of initiate:
  • noun:   people who have been introduced to the mysteries of some field or activity
    Example: "It is very familiar to the initiate"
  • noun:   someone who has been admitted to membership in a scholarly field
  • noun:   someone new to a field or activity
  • verb:   accept young people into society, usually with some rite
    Example: "African men are initiated when they reach puberty"
  • verb:   take the lead or initiative in; participate in the development of
  • verb:   prepare the way for
  • verb:   bring up a topic for discussion
  • verb:   bring into being
    Example: "He initiated a new program"

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