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Mr Hills showed initiative and bravery when dealing with a dangerous situation.
Employees are encouraged to use their initiative if faced with a problem.
He developed the plan on his own initiative.
a number of initiatives designed to address the problem of child poverty
She would have to take the initiative in order to improve their relationship.
We have lost the initiative and allowed our opponents to dominate the discussion.
This is the British English definition of initiative. View American English definition of initiative.