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verb 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.

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Before then, initiations consisted of acts of 'public humiliation'-e.
The winter initiation season is upon us now, and many initiation schools across the country will be opening their doors to welcome young men and women.
There are reports that at times young boys are forced to attend the initiations against their will ("Some of these children were sent for initiation by consenting parents, whilst others were allegedly kidnapped and taken against their will and without their parents knowing").
A WELSH university rugby team has been banned over initiation ceremonies where a new player was burnt with a cigarette and had his eyebrows shaved off.
I felt something similar when reading Claudia Franziska Bruhwiler's Political Initiation in the Novels of Philip Roth.
This paper contributes to this body of knowledge by investigating informed trading in the options market around the release of analysts' initiations.
The previously published highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) calculator is used to determine the steady-state need for ART initiations.
She is headed for a big initiation there, which she narrates for us--showing how initiations are life-transforming.
The current study examined the effects of video self modeling (VSM) on social initiations using a multiple baseline across participants experimental design.
The number of initiations of safeguard investigations peaked in 2002 at 34, according to the report, released on November 16.
Symbolically, the deity confers the initiations, and the mandala is where the initiations take place.
The point of initiations should be to unite a team in a playful fashion.

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