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initiate
'initiate' - used as a noun
1. someone new to a field or activity
2. someone who has been admitted to membership in a scholarly field
3. people who have been introduced to the mysteries of some field or activity
it is very familiar to the initiate

'initiate' - used as a verb
4. bring into being
He initiated a new program
5. take the lead or initiative in; participate in the development of
6. accept young people into society, usually with some rite
African men are initiated when they reach puberty
7. bring up a topic for discussion
8. prepare the way for

derived forms
1. Initiate / Plural
initiates
2. Initiate / Past
initiated
3. Initiate / Third Person
initiates
4. Initiate / Present Participle
initiating
Variations of 'initiate'
 
Antonym
  • uninitiate
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    When I am finishing a picture, I hold some God-made object up to it - a rock, a flower, the branch of a tree or my hand - as a final test. If the painting stands up beside a thing man cannot make, the painting is authentic. If there's a clash between the two, it's bad art. - Click here to find out.
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    The male praying mantis cannot copulate while its head is attached to its body. The female initiates sex by ripping the males head off.