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Synonym of Initiate

Initiate Synonyme from Moby Thesaurus

Moby Thesaurus
initiate
Synonyms and related words:
Greek, abecedarian, accept, accomplished, activate, actuate, admit, affiliate, alphabetarian, apprentice, articled clerk, associate, at concert pitch, begin, beginner, belonger, boot, break ground, break the ice, bring up, broach, brother, card-carrier, card-carrying member, cardholder, career, catechumen, charter member, christen, clubber, clubman, clubwoman, coach, coached, commence, committeeman, comrade, conventioneer, conventioner, conventionist, conversant, create, debutant, drill, dues-paying member, enlist, enlistee, enroll, enrollee, enter, enter on, enter upon, entrant, establish, fellow, finished, fledgling, float, found, fraternity man, freshman, get going, get off, get under way, give rise to, greenhorn, guildsman, head, head up, honorary member, ignoramus, inaugurate, induct, inductee, initiated, insider, install, instate, instigate, institute, instruct, introduce, invent, invest, joiner, kick off, launch, lead, lead off, lead the way, life member, lift up, member, neophyte, new boy, newcomer, novice, novitiate, one of us, open, ordain, originate, pioneer, pledge, postulant, practiced, pre-educate, precede, prepared, primed, probationer, probationist, professional, raise, raw recruit, recruit, ring in, rookie, set agoing, set going, set in motion, set off, set on foot, set up, sign on, sign up, sister, skilled, socius, sorority girl, sorority woman, stand first, start, start going, start up, take in, take the initiative, take the lead, take the plunge, take up, teach, technical, tenderfoot, train, trained, trigger, turn on, tutor, tyro, usher in
  

  



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WordNet 2.0
initiate

Noun
1. someone new to a field or activity
(synonym) novice, beginner, tyro, tiro
(hypernym) unskilled person
(hyponym) abecedarian
(derivation) induct
2. someone who has been admitted to membership in a scholarly field
(synonym) learned person, pundit, savant
(hypernym) scholar, scholarly person, student
(hyponym) polymath
(derivation) induct
3. people who have been introduced to the mysteries of some field or activity; "it is very familiar to the initiate"
(synonym) enlightened
(antonym) uninitiate
(hypernym) people
(derivation) induct

Verb
1. bring into being; "He initiated a new program"; "Start a foundation"
(synonym) originate, start
(hypernym) make, create
(hyponym) lead up
(derivation) trigger, induction, initiation
2. take the lead or initiative in; participate in the development of; "This South African surgeon pioneered heart transplants"
(synonym) pioneer
(hypernym) cause, do, make
(hyponym) strike up
(derivation) initiation, founding, foundation, institution, origination, creation, innovation, introduction, instauration
3. accept young people into society, usually with some rite; "African men are initiated when they reach puberty"
(synonym) induct
(hypernym) admit, let in, include
(derivation) novice, beginner, tyro, tiro
4. bring up a topic for discussion
(synonym) broach
(hypernym) hash out, discuss, talk over
(hyponym) cover, treat, handle, plow, deal, address
5. prepare the way for; "Hitler's attack on Poland led up to World War Two"
(synonym) lead up
(hypernym) originate, start
(derivation) trigger, induction, initiation

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