initiator initiator  /ˌɪ nɪ ˈʃi eɪ tər/


  • (n) a person who initiates a course of action


  1. Lenin was the initiator of the central drama the tragedy of our era, the rise of totalitarian states.
  2. Lenin was the initiator of the central drama--the tragedy--of our era, the rise of totalitarian states.
  3. He saw himself as both Christ and savage, sacrificial lamb and initiator of cultural mayhem.


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  1. "He was an exceptional colleague, kind, a fighter, and an initiator of laws. ...... It's a huge loss for us," said Sen. Nicolae Vacaroiu, a senior member in Iorgovan's party.
    on Oct 4, 2007 By: Nicolae Vacaroiu Source: Washington Post

  2. "If a new missile-defense system will be deployed in Europe, then we need to warn you today that we will come with a response," Putin said. "We have to ensure our security, and we are not the initiator of this process."
    on Jun 4, 2007 By: Vladimir Putin Source: RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

  3. "It was him, the leader, the initiator of these disturbances," Ravalomanana told AFP as he visited the state radio building. "The priority for me now is to restore all that was destroyed."
    on Jan 28, 2009 By: Marc Ravalomanana Source: AFP

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