Associations to the word «Initiative»


INITIATIVE, adjective. Serving to initiate; inceptive; initiatory; introductory; preliminary.
INITIATIVE, adjective. In which voter initiatives can be brought to the ballot.
INITIATIVE, noun. A beginning; a first move.
INITIATIVE, noun. A new development; a fresh approach to something; a new way of dealing with a problem.
INITIATIVE, noun. The ability to act first or on one's own.
INITIATIVE, noun. An issue to be voted on, brought to the ballot by a sufficient number of signatures from among the voting public.

Dictionary definition

INITIATIVE, noun. Readiness to embark on bold new ventures.
INITIATIVE, noun. The first of a series of actions.
INITIATIVE, adjective. 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".

Wise words

Wisdom does not show itself so much in precept as in life - in firmness of mind and a mastery of appetite. It teaches us to do, as well as talk, and to make our words and actions all of a color.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca