initiate initiate  /ɪ ˈnɪ ʃi ˌeɪt/


  1. (n) someone new to a field or activity
  2. (n) someone who has been admitted to membership in a scholarly field
  3. (n) people who have been introduced to the mysteries of some field or activity
  4. (v) bring into being
  5. (v) take the lead or initiative in; participate in the development of
  6. (v) accept people into an exclusive society or group, usually with some rite
  7. (v) bring up a topic for discussion
  8. (v) set in motion, start an event or prepare the way for


  1. During his confirmation hearings before the Senate, Gates, 64, acknowledged the important role of Congress in any decision to initiate a new war.
  2. So maybe the H-word is more like the N-word: you can say it, but only if you are an initiate.
  3. Because the camera has a built-in microphone, you can initiate either voice-only or a full video chat.


  1. Vodafone Chooses German Start-up wywy to Synchronize TV and Online Advertisements in Real Time

    MUNICH and BERLIN, June 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Vodafone will be one of the first advertisers globally to initiate mobile advertising campaigns in sync with their TV commercial broadcasts wywy and revcloud ...
    on June 27, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Peregrine Pharmaceuticals Provides Update on Bavituximab Clinical Program

    Company Strengthens Cash Position as It Prepares to Initiate Phase III Trial in Second-Line NSCLC by Year-End While Partnering Discussions Continue; Recent Data Supporting Novel Immunotherapy Mechanism of Action Prompts Review of Ongoing Trials Including Early Review of Phase II Front-Line NSCLC Trial; Company Accelerating Collection of Immune Correlative Data From Ongoing Trials While New ...
    on June 27, 2013     Source: Marketwire

  3. [3200] Anti-nuclear activists cycle across Taiwan to amass petitions to initiate alternative referendum question

    Taiwan Church News3200 EditionJune 24-June 30, 2013Headline News Anti-nuclear activists cycle across Taiwan to amass petitions to initiate alternative referendum question Reported by Chiou Kuo-rong Written by Lydia Ma In an attempt to counter the Ma administration’s “birdcage” referendum and to stop the building of the Fourth Nuclear Power Plant, Taiwan Anti-Nuclear Alliance recently began ...
    on June 26, 2013     Source: Worldwide Faith News


  1. "I did not initiate or authorize anyone at any time to promise anything to Governor Blagojevich on my behalf," Jackson said in December 2008.
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Jesse Jackson Jr Source:

  2. "We have taken no steps to initiate a strike authorization vote," SAG President Alan Rosenberg said in a statement on Sunday. "Any talk about a strike or a management lockout at this point is simply a distraction."
    on Jun 29, 2008 By: Alan Rosenberg Source: Reuters

  3. "That's precisely what I said to the president. I said, 'Here is an option. You can initiate a first withdrawal. You pick the number, Mr. President. And it would send a signal to the Iraqi government that matches your words,'" Warner said....
    on Aug 26, 2007 By: John Warner Source: International Herald Tribune

Word of the Day
infatuated infatuated
/ɪn ˈfæ tʃu ˌeɪ tɪd /