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initiateverb admit, begin, break ground, bring into use, broach, commence, conceive, direct, discover, enter upon, familiarize, found, give entrance to, implant, inaugurate, inchoate, incipere, inculculate, indoctrinate, induct, inform, install, instill, institute, instruct, introduce, invent, launch, lay the foundation, lead, lead the way, open, originate, pioneer, plant, preinstruct, prepare, present, prime, prompt, propose, set afoot, set going, set up, start, take the initiative, take the lead, teach, think of, train, undertake, usher in
Associated concepts: initiate an action
See also: admit, amateur, arise, cause, commence, conceive, create, educate, elicit, embark, enroll, establish, evoke, form, generate, incite, induct, instate, invent, launch, maintain, make, novice, originate, preface, probationer, prompt, protégé, receive, stimulate, undertake
INITIATE. A right which is incomplete. By the birth of a child, the husband becomes tenant by the curtesy initiate, but his estate is not consummate until the death of the wife. 2 Bouv. Inst. n. 1725.