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initiating, present participle; initiated, past tense; initiates, 3rd person singular present; initiated, past participle;
  1. Cause (a process or action) to begin
    • - he proposes to initiate discussions on planning procedures
  2. Admit (someone) into a secret or obscure society or group, typically with a ritual
    • - she had been formally initiated into the sorority
  3. A small group of people who share obscure knowledge
    • - he flies over an airway marker beacon, known as a “fix” to the initiated
  4. Introduce someone to (a particular activity or skill), esp. a difficult or obscure one
    • - they were initiated into the mysteries of trigonometry
  1. A person who has been initiated into an organization or activity, typically recently
    • - initiates of the Shiva cult
    • - the initiate Marines

  1. novice: someone new to a field or activity
  2. originate: bring into being; "He initiated a new program"; "Start a foundation"
  3. someone who has been admitted to membership in a scholarly field
  4. take the lead or initiative in; participate in the development of; "This South African surgeon pioneered heart transplants"
  5. accept people into an exclusive society or group, usually with some rite; "African men are initiated when they reach puberty"
  6. people who have been introduced to the mysteries of some field or activity; "it is very familiar to the initiate"
  7. The Initiate is a combined anthology and parable dealing with the occult, written by the British composer Cyril Scott in the early 1900s. It was first published (anonymously) in 1920.
  8. (Initiates) Initiation is a rite of passage ceremony marking entrance or acceptance into a group or society. It could also be a formal admission to adulthood in a community or one of its formal components. ...
  9. (Initiation (album)) Initiation is the sixth solo album by Todd Rundgren, released in the summer of 1975. With this album, Rundgren fully embraced the synthesized prog sound he had begun exploring in more depth in his work with his band Utopia. ...
  10. (Initiation (chemistry)) In initiation reactions - free radicals are produced.
  11. (Initiation (Course of Empire album)) Initiation is the second full-length album by American industrial, Post-Punk band Course of Empire. All songs were written by Course of Empire and production by David Castell.
  12. (Initiation (guru)) Diksa (Sanskrit: दीक्षा in Devanagari, ') also spelled deeksha or deeksa' in common usage, translated as a "preparation or consecration for a religious ceremony" , is giving of a mantra or an initiation by the guru in Indian religions such as Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism. ...
  13. A new member of an organization; One who has been through a ceremony of initiation; To begin, to start, to introduce
  14. (initiation) The act of initiating, or the process of being initiated or introduced; as, initiation into a society, into business, literature, etc; The form or ceremony by which a person is introduced into any society; mode of entrance into an organized body; especially, the rite of admission ...
  15. (initiates(E,F,T)) Event/action E initiates fluent F for all time > T
  16. (Initiating) Choosing the right interaction
  17. (initiating) the first stage in a relationship; the point at which persons first make contact.
  18. (Initiation) Type of story or theme in which a character moves from innocence to experience.
  19. (initiation) the point at which movement is said to originate. It particularly refers to specific body parts and is generally said to be either distal (from the limbs or head) or central (from the torso).
  20. (Initiation) A ritual based ceremony that marks the acceptance of a lifetime commitment to the fraternity or sorority.
  21. (Initiation) A formal ceremony during which a man or woman begins full membership in an organization.
  22. (Initiation) a ceremony by which new members become active members.
  23. (Initiation) An experience that so transforms the individual that their concept of personal and worldly reality has been altered. A dedication ceremony should not be confused with an initiation.
  24. (Initiation) The process of preparing for, assembling resources and getting work started. May apply to any level, e.g. program, project, phase, activity, task. It is the process of committing an organization to begin a project.
  25. (Initiation) This term is generally used in reference to the expansion or transformation of a person's consciousness. Derived from the Latin " In ire " to go within. ...