Julie ended up using her crying episode to initiate a dialogue within her department.
It might initiate confidence-building measures or suggest new areas for useful cooperation between Israelis and Palestinians.
On the phone, you might ask for a six-pack of coke to initiate a purchase.
And this may be not only the final, but the most difficult, hurdle Palestinians would face in trying to initiate such a process.
Ginsberg was still a virgin at the time and was too afraid to initiate anything.
He is in consequence persuaded to go "to those conjurers," who, says Crato, would "initiate in all mysteries."
It is mine to initiate you into the highly respectable mysteries.
But although this impulse may initiate pantomimic magic, it can hardly maintain it in the absence of any deeper satisfaction.
A new witch was pricked with a needle to initiate her into his company.
To be an artist a man must create or initiate; the accumulation of knowledge will do little for him.
"one who has been initiated," 1811, from past participle adjective initiate (c.1600); see initiate (v.).
c.1600, "introduce to some practice or system," also "begin, set going," from Latin initiatus, past participle of initiare "to begin, originate," from initium "beginning" (see initial). In some senses a back-formation from initiation. Related: Initiated; initiates; initiating; initiator.