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initiate

[v. ih-nish-ee-eyt; adj., n. ih-nish-ee-it, -eyt]

Origin:
1595–1605; < Latin initiātus past participle of initiāre, equivalent to initi(um) (see initial) + -ātus -ate1

initiator, noun
noninitiate, noun
preinitiate, verb (used with object), preinitiated, preinitiating.
preinitiate, noun
quasi-initiated, adjective
reinitiate, verb (used with object), reinitiated, reinitiating.
uninitiate, adjective
uninitiated, adjective
well-initiated, adjective


1. commence; introduce, inaugurate, open. See begin. 2. teach, instruct, indoctrinate, train.


1. conclude.
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initiate
 
vb
1.  to begin or originate
2.  to accept (new members) into an organization such as a club, through often secret ceremonies
3.  to teach fundamentals to: she initiated him into the ballet
 
adj
4.  initiated; begun
 
n
5.  a person who has been initiated, esp recently
6.  a beginner; novice
 
[C17: from Latin initiāre (vb), from initium; see initial]

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initiate
"one who has been initiated," 1811, from pp. adj. initiate (c.1600); see initiate (v.).

initiate
c.1600, from L. initiatus, pp. of initiare, from initium "beginning" (see initial).
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