Associations to the word «Initiate»


INITIATE, adjective. (obsolete) Unpractised; untried; new.
INITIATE, adjective. (obsolete) Begun; commenced; introduced to, or instructed in, the rudiments; newly admitted.
INITIATE, noun. A new member of an organization.
INITIATE, noun. One who has been through a ceremony of initiation.
INITIATE, verb. (transitive) To begin; to start.
INITIATE, verb. To instruct in the rudiments or principles; to introduce.
INITIATE, verb. To confer membership on; especially, to admit to a secret order with mysterious rites or ceremonies.
INITIATE, verb. (intransitive) To do the first act; to perform the first rite; to take the initiative.

Dictionary definition

INITIATE, noun. Someone new to a field or activity.
INITIATE, noun. Someone who has been admitted to membership in a scholarly field.
INITIATE, noun. People who have been introduced to the mysteries of some field or activity; "it is very familiar to the initiate".
INITIATE, verb. Bring into being; "He initiated a new program"; "Start a foundation".
INITIATE, verb. Take the lead or initiative in; participate in the development of; "This South African surgeon pioneered heart transplants".
INITIATE, verb. Accept people into an exclusive society or group, usually with some rite; "African men are initiated when they reach puberty".
INITIATE, verb. Bring up a topic for discussion.
INITIATE, verb. Set in motion, start an event or prepare the way for; "Hitler's attack on Poland led up to World War II".

Wise words

Occasionally in life there are those moments of unutterable fulfillment which cannot be completely explained by those symbols called words. Their meanings can only be articulated by the inaudible language of the heart.
Martin Luther King Jr.