To set going by taking the first step; begin: initiated trade with developing nations. See Synonyms at begin. (verb-transitive)
To introduce to a new field, interest, skill, or activity. (verb-transitive)
To admit into membership, as with ceremonies or ritual. (verb-transitive)
Initiated or admitted, as to membership or a position of authority. (adjective)
Instructed in esoteric knowledge. (adjective)
Introduced to something new. (adjective)
One who is being or has been initiated. (noun)
One who has been introduced to or has attained knowledge in a particular field. (noun)
Examples of word initiate
Facinelli's latest initiate is Kat Dennings, who we revealed yesterday has just joined the cast of "Thor."
On Friday, all 41 Republican senators sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada, asking that the current version of the legislation be set aside and that Democrats again initiate bipartisan negotiations with the Republicans.
Maybe she thinks a third war for the US to initiate is a proper course of action?
The initiate is encouraged to eat as much as she can, especially meat and broth, which are thought to strengthen. 54
BUT .... the debate that Sunstein seems itching to initiate is whether there is a movement to rollback the constitutional viewpoint that has evolved since the New Deal.