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Definition of initiate:

  1. Begun; commenced; introduced to, or instructed in, the rudiments; newly admitted.
  2. One who is, or is to be, initiated.
  3. To acquaint with the beginnings; to instruct in the rudiments or principles; to introduce.
  4. To do the first act; to perform the first rite; to take the initiative.
  5. To introduce by a first act; to make a beginning with; to set afoot; to originate; to commence; to begin or enter upon.
  6. To introduce into a society or organization; to confer membership on; especially, to admit to a secret order with mysterious rites or ceremonies.
  7. Unpracticed; untried; new.


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