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Definition of Initiate


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

initiate in Dutch is de stoot geven tot
initiate in French is initiez, initions, initient
initiate in Hungarian is beavatott
initiate in Norwegian is inviet, innlede, innvie
initiate in Portuguese is novato
initiate in Spanish is iniciar