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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.

Synonyms:

lead off, train, depart, freshman, drill, enlightened, jump, start, start up, instill, give instruction, pioneer, broach, tiro, savant, admit, rookie, rise, inform, beginner, open up, take off, give lessons, originate, educate, tyro, lead up, induct, receive, inculcate, induce, set forth, tutor, take on, go, invest, founding father, set out, set off, pop, take up, grow, protrude, get down, embark on, discipline, bulge, approach, launch, enlighten, founder, instruct, nurture, learned person, school, abecedarian, teach, abecedarian, pundit, novice, novitiate, start out, indoctrinate, open, startle, fledgling, tenderfoot, kick off, seat, father, experienced, get going, get, set to, arise, bulge out, set about, uprise, enter, part, pop out, spring up, initiated, come out, get off, bug out, accept.

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