Helen Taft initiated legislation established in health and safety codes in federal workplaces.
But for reasons that are not clear, NCIS went ahead and initiated an inquiry.
Livingstone had now initiated two missions, one led by the first Anglican bishop to visit central Africa.
"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.