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verb [transitive]     initiate pronunciation in British English
/ɪˈnɪʃieɪt/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyinitiate
he/she/itinitiates
present participleinitiating
past tenseinitiated
past participleinitiated
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  1. 2
    to introduce someone to a skill, subject, or activity and teach them about it
    initiate someone into something:

    Nicky was initiated into a world of robbery and violence.

  2. 3
    to make someone a member of an organization or group, often with a special ceremony
    initiate someone into something:

    At the age of 30 they were initiated into the higher ranks of the movement.

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initiator

noun [countable]
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pluralinitiators
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